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Living Oracles with Roger Salter

 

Divine Ownership and Our Treasure

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Roger Salter

In this comprehensive outburst of prayer David sums up many reasons in both God, and his actions, that are worthy of our whole-hearted praise. This wonderful God, David affirms, is the owner of everything.

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Historical and Heartfelt - Sunday, September 1, 2019

Paul exhorts believers to hold firmly to the Gospel. He knows nothing can be denied and that every fact must be declared. "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance."

This Word Came from the Lord - Sunday, August 25, 2019

An ambassador has no right to alter his master’s message. The ambassadors of Christ are attuned to the words of the Lord to Jeremiah: “Tell them every word I command you; do not omit a word” (v. 2). The message to be delivered is the doctrine of Holy Scripture with all the exactitude that the Spirit and his guidance enable.

Our Natural Selves - Sunday, August 4, 2019

The knowledge of our nature is essential to our faith in God. From our creation the assessment of the human constitution is that we are weak. Since the event of the Fall this weakness has now fallen prey to the influence of sin. Detached from God we have no protection from it as an invading and driving impulse. Holiness is the commencement of abiding in the Lord, strengthening our association with him until we are fully compatible with his nature and made fit for his fellowship. The result of living to and with God is the sublime reality of eternal life - pure gift.

A Mother's Request - Sunday, July 28, 2019

Entitlement, feeling special, is a common human trait indulged by most of us in various circumstances. There can be no allowance for personal ambition in attachment to Christ. Kinship to Jesus in the flesh rendered no advantage to his natural relatives. For real and saving connection to him each of them would have to be born from above. Nothing human brings credit. Grace alone admits us to divine favor through trust in the Redeemer. Servant-hood is the key characteristic of the true child of God and their nurturers in the faith. Jesus disarms and dispels our foolish pride through his self-revelation as the Son of Man who came to serve in the most ultimate way possible - “to give his life as a ransom for many”. He frees us from enslavement to satan, self, and sin.

Our Hearts and Our Hope - Sunday, July 21, 2019

Acknowledgment of Christ as Lord is to set him apart from, and revere him as sovereign over, all beings. The heart is to revere him, reveal his holiness and goodness. He is to reign in each heart and reside in it. The believer is to be a reflection of Christ and to replicate his virtue: “Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” These are to be the basic characteristics of the people of God. They restrain selfish passion and evince patience and respect in the assembly of Christian folk; the control of self-assertion, selfish ambition, and power over others.

Christ of the Chaos: The Mighty Force of Water - Sunday, June 30, 2019

The divinity of the Lord Jesus and his Savior-hood was declared in his dominion over the elements. Every ultimate danger due to alienation from God is removed in him. This will be the case in heaven. Hebrews hated the chaos and cruelty of the sea. They avoided the sea as much as possible. It would pose no threat in the coming kingdom of God. John’s vision in the Book of Revelation would confirm this welcome truth. “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea” (21:1). The dread possibility of being swamped and drowned had been forever taken away. The likelihood of falling fatally into water had been entirely removed. The sea before the throne of God is depicted as safely solid - a sea of glass (4:6).

The Absolute Imperative [Transcript Recommended] - Sunday, June 23, 2019

This recording was made from the pew. Please forgive the audio quality. But please listen for the compelling quality and loveliness of the Holy Spirit's urging to the human soul.

The Ravishing Core Doctrine of the Christian Faith - Sunday, June 16, 2019

The most engaging and exhilarating contemplation for the Christian mind is the mystery of the great Three-in- One. A mystery, not in the allegation that it does not make sense, but in the fact that the three-ness or plurality of God can only be known by revelation - his own self-disclosure.

The reality of the Triunity of God is a matter of enabled spiritual observation, not of human discernment or acumen or impossible mathematical juggling. The One Lord manifests himself as Three: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Throughout the history of his Word, spoken to mankind via prophets, apostles and chosen witnesses, divine speech proclaims God as being internally, essentially, and by nature, a society of three members of the One Godhead, one Being diversified in three personal entities in harmonious communion, will, and action.

Pity and Promise - Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lord, sometimes we believe that our anguish moves to the extreme and we can scarcely bear it, and it seems as though it will be permanent and unrelieved. In the midst of our agonizing, Lord, we ask that we will always have that confidence in you; that, ultimately, deliverance will come - you will not fail us. And yet, so often, we have nothing to lean upon; neither feelings nor circumstances, but only the objective truth of your Word. And to trust your Word alone without supports is so difficult for us, O Lord.

When we ask for faith, we are inviting testing. So Lord, as we do ask for the gift of faith, so we pray for the strength and resilliance to survive through the testings and temptations of life, and to certainly find with Job that we have a friend in our Redeemer, who never departs from us; who will uphold us and will withdraw us from the sufferings we endure.

So, Lord, bless us now as we consider this word from Job. May we identify with him and may we also identify and trust in the one he called his deliverer. Bless us Lord, we pray. We are frail and we ask you to be gentle and tender towards us. In our saviour's name, Amen.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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