Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Coming King of Offense

Friends, i pray you are well in the Lord.  This week, i felt impressed to include a message i preached about two years ago called "The Coming King of Offense."  i pray it will serve not only as a warning, but as a blessing of encouragement to those who have ears to hear. 

Please check back next week for part 2 of "Of Kings and Priests".  If you haven't had a chance to read part one, please do! 
To hear mark's message "The Coming King of Offense" simply click on the link below and enjoy the message.

In the Lion, In the Lamb,


Friday, October 7, 2011

Of Kings and Priests

 In 604 a King was born in Deira, Northumbria.  A few years earlier, in Ireland, a boy was born who would later become the “apostle to the English”.  It was a time of great division both in the kingdoms of the British Isles and within the Church.  For such a time as this, did God send Oswald and Aidan.  A King.  A Priest.
Shortly after his coronation, Oswald asked for the Irish to send a Bishop to facilitate the conversion of his people to Christianity, for the majority of the population had backslidden into paganism and idolatry, and the kingdom was on the verge of crumbling into chaos and division.  Enter Aidan.  Aidan’s gentle, relational approach to evangelism slowly won the hearts and minds of the people of Northumbria and endeared himself to the beloved King Oswald.