The heart of Christianity is the Bible, the heart of the Bible is the Cross of Jesus Christ, and the heart of the Cross is the very heart of God: a heart full of the tenderest compassion for sinful, erring man, a heart that was bruised and broken while atoning for our guilt. Continue reading The Wonders of the Cross (in Arabic)
Suppose you want to explain your faith to someone and you need to define the meaning of being a Christian. What is Christianity? It may be that you would like to ask me that same question. Continue reading Keys To What Every Christian Should Know
The Word of God indicates ways in which our Lord God and Saviour is to be known and responded to; as Jesus, Immanuel, Wonderful Counsellor, Son of God, Son of Man,Bread of Life, Light of the world, The Door, The Good Shepherd, The Resurrection and the Life, The Way and the Truth and the Life, The True Vine, The Great Physician, The Stone, The Great High Priest, The Surety, The Advocate, The Bright Morning Star, The Head, the Beginning, the First Born, and the Amen. Continue reading Fix Your Eyes on Jesus’ Names
This book is based on a series of talks on the visions of the Book of Revelation at Mernda and Whittlesea Presbyterian Church. Each vision of this amazing book shows us many glimpses that will help us to get a balanced view, not to panic, not to fear, but to face the future calmly and with great hope. Continue reading Visions of Revelation
Names in the Bible are important; they were often used as an indication of a person’s identification or his unique character. So it is with the names of God. When our Lord Jesus prayed for His disciples, He prayed that they might know the name of God. Jn 17:6 – “I have manifested your name” Jn 17:26 – “I have declared to them your name”.
God’s names are an important source of knowledge of who God is. It gives a clue to His rich character and communicates a message we need to know. For example, the name of Jesus means “Saviour” for “He will save His people from their sins”.
It’s very encouraging to our souls to study the names and titles of God and see how He has revealed Himself to us in Scripture. Each name means something; each reveals an important aspect of his nature, his character, his attributes and His relationship with us.
Knowing the names of God will help us trust him every day of our life. Faith will increase in our souls and these names become the basis of confidence, and encouragement of faith in our minds.
My prayer is that our eyes will open to God’s glorious names, and our faith strengthens as it is written in Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name put their trust in you”.
To know his name is to know him. So, let us get to know God through his names.
Read the full book, The Wonders of Gods Name (PDF file).
Many want to be rich, but for most people this means money, property and other assets. However, none of these riches satisfies us in this life and all of it we leave behind when we die.
The Letter called “Ephesians”, or, more properly: “Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians” is all about becoming rich – but … it’s about spiritual riches. To be specific: the Riches of God’s Grace.
The book of Ephesians is about the riches, fullness, and inheritance that a believer has in Christ. Because of that, some have called Ephesians the treasure house of the Bible. God’s Grace is boundless and always available to his children. The book of Ephesians will teach you who you are, how rich you are, and how you should use those riches for Christ’s glory.
Dr Botros is a faithful and loving pastor who serves Christ in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, especially in the Mernda and Whittlesea areas. This book comes from a pastor’s heart and is designed to be a blessing to all who read and especially God’s people who gather within the ministry of Mernda / Whittlesea Presbyterian Parish.
John P Wilson (Moderator of the Parish)
Read the full book, The Call of Grace (PDF file)
The Bible centres on the coming of Christ (The Messiah) and can be summed up in three short sentences. He is coming. He is here. He is coming again. He is coming. This was the theme of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi. He is here. This was the theme of Four Gospels of the New Testament. He is coming again. This is the object of hope presented in the New Testament from Acts to Revelation.
The second coming of Christ to this earth is the greatest event that can take place in it. The New Testament speaks with great emphasis about the certainty of the return of Christ. At least 318 verses refer to His second coming. Although differing over details, the return of Christ is a doctrine that all true Christians hold in common.
In his second letter, Apostle Peter admonitions the Christians everywhere to look forward to the Second Coming of Christ and speed its coming. That Day will be greater than the first. Why?
Our Lord once came as a servant — to fulfill the promises of Redemption of mankind; He suffered and died for our sins. But He will come a second time, as the sovereign Lord with great glory and power to take his people to Himself to enjoy the glory of the eternal Home.
His humiliation, laid the foundation of his glorification;
his first coming, was introductory to his second.
Continue reading with the PDF file, What Will Happen When The Lord Returns
Apostle Paul begins the letter to the Ephesians with a doxology of praise to God the Father who blessed us in the Heavenly realms with seven blessings that we have in Christ. Continue reading God Our Father Who Blessed Us In Christ
“You are El Roi the God who sees me: for she said, I have now seen the One who sees me” (Genesis 16:13) Continue reading EL Roi- The God Who Sees and Cares for me