October 2020

Reflections on Sermon 85: “On Working Out Our Own Salvation”

John Wesley’s sermon “On Working Out our Own Salvation” addresses a subject that caused concern for those in Wesley’s day as it does in our time, too. Surely, like me, you remember many people who have been part of the church but abandoned the fellowship and are no longer following Jesus Christ as disciples. This reality reveals to us that many Christians have trouble remaining on the path of salvation.  

Reflections on Sermon 45: “The New Birth”

Those who have had the opportunity to fly understand that the flight to a destination and the flight back home don’t necessarily take the same amount of time. In fact, on long distance trips such as a transatlantic flight, the duration of each route can vary considerably.

Reflections on Sermon 43: “The Scripture Way of Salvation”

In the times we live, many truths that past generations accepted are being questioned. It seems that today, words and affirmations do not have any value unless we can verify them. We should recognize that skepticism is not necessarily bad—it is part of the process of believing and essential to learning. Doubt leads us to ask questions, to research those things that interest us, and to discover truths important for our lives.

Reflections on Sermon 19: “The Great Privilege of Those That Are Born of God”

We have many good things today because of people who invested their lives in making something that most people thought was an impossible reality. The twentieth century has offered many great scientific advancements, and the twenty-first century will continue to surprise us with even more innovations. Some of these discoveries or inventions include electricity, washing machines, cell phones, automatic car transmission, computers, television, hairdryers, refrigerators, blenders, stoves with ovens, and on and on.

Reflections on Sermon 5: "Justification by Faith"

In the province of Cordoba, Argentina, there are beautiful recreational parks where mazes have been built. One of the largest, in the Valle de Nono, covers an area of 900 square meters and includes 1,600 cypress shrubs. In the center of the maze, there is an elevated tower from which one can see the whole panoramic view.