Wayne Shelton

The Divine Word

What do you think of Jesus Christ? Who is he? According to Christianity this is the most important question you or anyone else will ever have to face. It is important because it is inescapable – you will have to answer it sooner or later, in this world or in the world to come – […]


A Light Has Dawned

‘Every year, Advent begins in the dark,’ yet Isaiah the prophet points us to light. In this sermon on Isaiah 9:2-7 the hope is seen in the Light that has dawned.


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Dawning of Light

Advent begins this Lord’s Day, Dec. 3. Advent symbolizes the present situation of the church in these “last days” (Acts 2:17), as we (God’s people) wait for the return of Christ in glory to consummate his eternal kingdom. The church is in a similar situation to Israel at the end of the Old Testament: in […]


Inspired by Possibilities Far Beyond Ourselves

How much can God do? The answer is more – ‘immeasurably’ more than we can ask, and more than we can even imagine. The Greek word for immeasurably was one of the Apostle Paul’s ‘coined super-superlatives.’ It is the highest form of comparison imaginable and could be translated here as ‘infinitely more than.’ It states […]


Graced by a Provision Beyond Ourselves

Everybody likes to hear a good story. So, much of the world’s literature consists of stories: love stories, war stories, stories of adventure. Most of these are very much alike, though they are told about different people and are set in a variety of places and diverse circumstances: boy meets girl, a problem arises, boy […]


Sent to a People Beyond Ourselves

“In his book If I Should Die Before I Live, Joe LoMusio writes, “If I were to ask you to describe Easter without using any words, you could only use punctuation marks, which punctuation mark would you choose to describe this Easter for yourself?” He goes on to say how some might view Easter as […]