Totteridge Road Baptist Church EN3

Pastor's Notes

Pastor’s Notes

Aug 2020

Praying God’s Word

 

As we’ve studied through Mark, we’ve seen that the Lord spent time praying and emphasised its importance. But we’d all admit that there are times when find prayer difficult and we don’t always know what to pray. While it’s very comforting to know that the Holy Spirit is praying for us in step with God’s will, it would also be good if we could pray in step with the Spirit. The psalms are the Spirit inspired words of different people who have prayed to God in all the different situations of life. So, when we pray the Psalms, we are praying God’s words. This is so, even when some of those words seem hard and difficult, because through the Spirit’s leading the psalmists are expressing their true feelings, without wearing masks. During August we’ll consider three psalms which can help us in our prayer life. Please read and prayerfully meditate on them, and I would value your prayers as I seek to hear from the Lord what he wants me to share with the TRBC family.

 

Thank you & God Bless, Kumar

 

9th August 2020

 

Psalm 12 – A Psalm of Lament 

 

16th August 2020

 

Psalm 100 – A Psalm of Thanksgiving

 

23rd August 2020

 

Psalm 1– A Psalm of Wisdom



July 2020

The Lord’s Ministry of Spiritual Healing in Mark’s Gospel

 

In Genesis 3 we read of how Adam and Eve listened to the devil’s lie, sinned, and thereby lost their and all humanity’s close relationship with the Lord God. The Bible makes clear that the devil exists, but he is a defeated foe, and we need to have the right attitude about him and his ways. C.S. Lewis, in his book The Screwtape Letters, said this, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to have an excessive and unhealthy interest in them” (p.9).  Over the next few weeks we are going to consider:

 

ü  The Lord’s total defeat of the devil;

ü  The Lord’s ministry of spiritual healing as a demonstration of His absolute authority over the devil; and 

ü  How the Lord’s actions should affect how we think and live. 

 

Please prayerfully read the passages listed below. I would value your prayers as I seek to hear what the Lord wants me to share. Thank you & God Bless, Kumar 

 

P.S. As I was writing the first part of the  sermon for 14th June “Lord’s Defeat of the devil”, I found that I had more to share than I had anticipated; if I also preached the Armour of God, it would be a very long sermon.  Therefore, I have decided to split the sermon in two between this week and next.  I do not want to rush through our study of the Armour of God, which is very important for all of us. The revised texts for the following weeks are as follows.

 

14th June 2020

 

The Lord’s Defeat of the devil

Colossians 2: 13-15 

 

21st June 2020

 

The Armour of God

Ephesians 6: 10-20

 

28th June 2020

 

The Lord’s Absolute Authority

Mark 1: 21-27 – Jesus Drives Out an Evil Spirit

 

5th July 2020

 

Responses to the Lord’s Authority

Mark 4: 35 – 5: 20 – Jesus Calms the Storm & The Healing of a Demon-possessed Man

 

12th July 2020

 

Fully Rely on the Lord’s Authority

Mark 9: 14-29 – The Healing of a Boy With an Evil Spirit