HashKama : Live and Let Die? (Part 3)

The reason for the question mark in the title of these three articles is, do we live in our churches while letting others die in their sin?  Church discipline is at an all-time low.  The concept of sin is at an all-time low.  The Refiner’s Fire is coming.  We don’t like that idea, but God loves His Church and will not leave us in the fallen, unholy, dilapidated condition we are in today.

Mixed Examples of discipline and no discipline

HashKama : Live and Let Die? (part 2)

Rather than address divorce and remarriage by teaching what Scripture says, and the words our Lord spoke about these issues, we cosy up and hold seminars on how to cope with divorce and remarriage.  We use our emotions in interpreting the Word of God rather than listen to the Holy Spirit allowing Him to convict us of sin, righteousness and judgment.  We take the easy option rather than grapple with the issues as presented to us in God’s Word.  We are quick to condemn homosexuality, but divorce and remarriage is imbibed in our culture, even that of the Church.  It has bec

HashKama - Live and Let Die? (part 1)

The list below remains in the Bible, but not in the hearts of many that claim to live by God’s every word.  The Church has a problem.  Some in the Church are horrified concerning the legalisation of LGBT, same-sex marriage and relationships, not only in society at large, but that it is welcomed with open arms in some, mainly mainstream Christian denominations.

Hashkama : Year's End

Among our Christmas cards was one from a dear friend.  Enclosed with the card was a stash of silver and gold coins, AND a £50,000 note….and an empty purse.  We sat there thinking of the ministries we could donate to, and the neighbours we could help.  Then there was the possibility of visiting friends in Israel.  It is a long time since we last saw them and the years are flying by.  Then the reality set in – our grandson demolished the silver and gold coins in minutes, and we are yet to find a bank that will change up the £50,000 note for us.  Would such a fine

HashKama : How happy are you this Christmas?

It is the season when many people greet one another with, “Happy Christmas!”, while comedian Ken Dodd sings,

“Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess

I thank the Lord I've been blessed

With more than my share of happiness

To me this world is a wonderful place

And I'm the luckiest human in the whole human race

I've got no silver and I've got no gold

But I've got happiness in my soul…”

 

Hashkama: 6th December 2017: The Tree and the Reed

As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the desert to see?  A reed swayed by the wind? (Matthew 11:7).

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.  But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.  He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever he does prospers” (Psalm 1:1-3).

Hashkama: 26th October 2017: Who am I?

Luke 7:36-50; John 12:1-8

We are looking at the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.  The story is told in all four Gospels but with so many differences that some commentators believe there were three different events.  I have taken the account in Luke because he is such a good story-teller but I have added a little from the story in John.  These two accounts are packed with many characters for such a small story.  We have Jesus, Simon, Lazarus, Martha, Mary, and the disciples including Judas.

HashKama : 26th September 2017 - Man (part 2) - Down and Out

We saw in Part 1 that in the Torah is the astonishing fact of God, that He made Man in His image and in His likeness. Yet, if we turn to our newspapers today we read and see man’s appalling response to his Creator. In August this year, in an article in The Times, Janice Turner reported how the basic biological facts are becoming “unsayable” – “The new orthodoxy is that whether you are a man or a woman is merely a feeling, an inner essence, which transcends biology.

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