Category Archives: The Bible

Speak Life

New video by TobyMac posted on Youtube Feb 12th, 2014. “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit”. (Proverbs 18:21)  “In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” (Brennan Manning)

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2nd Week of Advent at the Protestant Church in Oman: Peace

Image(Lighting of the Advent Wreath by the Kamalaker family)ImageThe Scripture reading on Friday morning was from Isaiah 9:2-7.ImageImageImageImage Pastor Jack Buteyn, Friday service 9am, Dec. 6th, 2013.  Worship songs this week included: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Let Our Praise Be Your Welcome (We are Here for You), Wonderful, So Wonderful (Beautiful One), Before Creation’s Time (Breathe Life), Light of the World and The Splendour of the King (How Great is Our God). I hope you’re all having a peaceful Christmas season!

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Hope you all had a fabulous Resurrection Sunday! 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”” (Matthew 28)  He is risen!

“I Saw the Lord”

Here’s the sermon from Reverend Michael Peppin on Friday, January 25th for any of you PCO members who might have been absent.

“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”

Luke 2:8-20 (New International Version)verses 8 and 9

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verses 16 to 18

verses 19 and 20

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Pastor Michael Pepppin preaching

A beautiful sermon preached by Reverend Michael Peppin titled, “The Coming of Joy“. Some sermon notes:

  • More than any New Testament writer, Luke was captivated by the notion of JOY.
  • At the heart of our Christmas story is this angelic message: “I bring you good tidings of great joy“. (Luke 2:10)
  • For almost 4 centuries, the voice of prophecy had been stilled.
  • The good news comes to this unlikely audience of shepherds.
  • The human emotion first encountered by the angel was FEAR.
  • Today, by far, the most dominant mood in the world is FEAR. Ours is an age of fear.
  • The heart of this heavenly announcement is “great JOY“.
  • 3 words defining who Jesus is are these names: “Saviour“, “Christ“, “Lord“.
  • A Saviour is: a Deliverer, a Helper, a Redeemer.
  • As “Christ”, He is the “the Annointed One” – the Messiah.
  • As Lord, He has supreme authority to rule and reign in heaven and earth.
  • Joy at Christmas is found in a relationship with the Sovereign Lord.
  • God’s peace is the healing of the estrangement between God and Man.
  • Joyful Christmas peace is through reconciliation.
  • The “favour” or “grace” proceeds from God and not from Man.
  • Here is the joyful response of the shepherds: “They spread the word…” (verse 17) What had been made known to them, they made known to others.
  • They returned glorifying and praising God…” (verse 20) The Spirit of worship and doxology is the proper response.

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Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you! Wishing you all of God’s richest blessings now and throughout 2013!