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Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on January 18, 2011

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “The Christian Life: Prayer” based on Matthew 6:5-13.  It is the first of a four part series on the Essentials of the Christian Life:

  • We are privileged to call God “Father”
  • We should worship and adore God in our prayers.
  • We should pray for our needs and for God’s guidance.
  • We should praise the Lord and thank Him for His blessings.
  • We are privileged to approach God’s throne because of what Jesus has done for us.
  • Those who have not believed on Jesus cannot call God “Father”.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2586928

You can also listen to the evening message, “God Directs Your Path” based on I Samuel 9:1-24 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2586885
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Bits & Bytes for March 15

Posted by Rick on March 24, 2009

Here are the sermons for March 15:

The morning sermon was “Grounded in Christ” based on Ephesians 3:14-19.  You can listen to the sermon here:

http://sermonplayer.com/podcastredirect/index.mp3?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsermonplayer.com%2Fdownload_rss.php%3Fc%3D17998-rss-202867-1

The evening sermon was “The Folly of Greed” based on Luke 12:13-22.  You can listen to that sermon here:

http://sermonplayer.com/podcastredirect/index.mp3?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsermonplayer.com%2Fdownload_rss.php%3Fc%3D17998-rss-203208-1

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on February 9, 2009

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Standing Firm” based on Daniel 1:1-21:

  • Sometimes we are tempted to compromise based on our circumstances.
  • Once we compromise, we will have to fight it for the rest of our lives.
  • If we stand firm and do not compromise, we may have to face the consequences.
  • If we don’t stand firm and compromise, we will have to face God.
  • Who are you trying to please?

You ca listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio link below.

You can also listen to the evening sermon, “Safe and Secure” based on Romans 8:31-39 here or by clicking on the audio link below:

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on February 3, 2009

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Desperately Distant from God” based on Exodus 20:18-21:

  • Many people keep their distance from God.
  • Some keep their distance because they are afraid of God.
  • Some keep their distance because they prefer their sinful lifestyle.
  • God calls us to Him.
  • God is approachable.
  • God has made the way (through Jesus Christ) for us to be reconciled to Him.

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You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below.

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “God Is for Us!” based on Romans 8:28-31 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

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Update on Fulton Family in Gambian Prison

Posted by Rick on January 7, 2009

Here is an update about the Fulton’s; missionaries that have been arrested in Gambia:

U.K. Missionaries Sentenced to Hard Labor in Gambia

By Christopher Maiby
Epoch Times Staff

Two Christian missionaries in The Republic of Gambia in South Africa have been sentenced to one year’s hard labor after pleading guilty to distributing a letter criticizing Gambia’s government.

The U.K. couple, who have an adopted 2-year-old daughter, have 20 days to appeal against their sentence in one of Africa’s smallest countries.

Mr. David Fulton from Troon in Ayrshire, Scotland, and his wife, Fiona, from Torquay in Devon, England, apologized and admitted the sedition in the hope of a favorable verdict from the magistrate.

“Any lawyer will tell you if you plead guilty to a charge, the court is more likely to treat you with leniency because … you have not wasted the court’s time and … you have not put the state to the trouble and expense of having a full-blown trial,” their counsel told the BBC’s Focus on Africa.

However, the magistrate, Idrissa Mbai, said: “I found the offenses of the accused party to be very shocking and they have shown no respect for the country, the government, and the president of the republic.

“In this country there is a law that one has to obey, whether Gambian or non-Gambian.”

At the time of their arrest Mr. Fulton, a previous British army major, had been working as a chaplain to Gambia’s military. His wife looked after terminally ill people and visited women in their homes and in hospitals.

The couple met 20 years ago when he was serving a sentence for armed robbery in Channings Wood jail in England. She was a prison visitor talking to inmates about Christianity. They have been in Gambia for 12 years.

After their arrest on Nov. 29, Mr. Fulton was put in solitary confinement at the high-security Mile Two prison outside Banjul. His wife was held with their 2-year-old adopted daughter Elizabeth at a police station in the capital. The couple’s two other children, Iona, 20, and Luke, 17, are studying in Exeter, England.

After moving to the country with his wife and children, Mr. Fulton established a branch of the Christian organization Prison Fellowship International in The Gambia and worked in the Gambian prison system.

An article from Prison Fellowship International, in August 2004, states that a prisoner claimed Mr. Fulton was trying to convert prison inmates to Christianity. He was subsequently offered the post of chaplain to the Gambian military.

The country is a former British colony which became independent in 1965. It has been ruled by the same regime since 1994 when Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh claimed the presidency following a bloodless coup.

Despite recent elections being given clean bill of health foreign observers, an Amnesty report said, “Lawyers are reluctant to take on human rights cases for fear of reprisals and families of victims are afraid to speak out. The media, for the most part, censors itself in the face of arrests, fines, threats and physical attacks on those accused of criticizing the government. All public protests have ceased.”

The Fulton’s 2-year-old daughter will be looked after by friends.

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on September 2, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Tear Down Your Idols!”, based on II Kings 18:1-7:

  • God gave the command to “not have, make, or worship idols”.
  • While most of us may not have any idols in our homes, sometimes we make things into idols.
  • An idol can be defined as “anything that distracts you from worshiping God”.
  • What about “cultural trinkets”?  Do they count as idols?
  • You may not worship Buddha statues that you may have, but why have them in the first place?
  • Do you worship your kids? grandkids? money? spouse? sex? cars? etc?
  • Tear down those idols in your life and put God back in the place He deserves!  In the CENTER of your life!

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below:

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