Timothy Keller – 2017/Summer


  1. The One God uses
    • YouTube
      Published On :- 2017-August-10th
  2. TIM KELLER 2017 – An Immigrant’s Courage (POWERFUL SERMON 2017)
    • YouTube
      Published On :- 2017-July-4th
  3. A World of Idols | Timothy Keller
    Sermon :- Acts 17:16-34

    • YouTube
      Published On :- 2017-August-7th



The One God Uses

  1. The calling of God
    • Divine Call
      • Being
      • Doing
  2. Apprentice of 18 years
  3. Prophetic of 30 years


An Immigrant’s Courage

  1. Deuteronomy 23
    • “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever,
      because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
      But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you.
      You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever. ( Deuteronomy 23:3-6 )
    • “You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were a sojourner in his land.
      Children born to them in the third generation may enter the assembly of the Lord. ( Deuteronomy 23:7)
  2. Barren Woman
    • “Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman,” says the LORD. ( Isaiah 54:1 )
    • …But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
      For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have never travailed; because more are the children of the desolate woman, than of her who has a husband.”
      Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of the promise.… ( Galatians 4:26-28 )

A World of Idols

  1. Gehazi’s Greed and Leprosy
    …Naaman said, “If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules’ load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
    “In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter.”
    He said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him some distance.… ( 2 Kings 5:17-19 )

Michael Ramsden – 2017



  1. MICHAEL RAMSDEN – Apologetics and Discipleship
    • MICHAEL RAMSDEN – Apologetics and Discipleship
      Filmed on 2 March 2017, at the open church leaders’ meeting at Nations Church, Dunedin during the Ravi Zacharias Dunedin Visit in 2017
      Published on :- 2017-May-14th

  2. The Peace Process
    • The Peace Process – Michael Ramsden
      We often lose our internal sense of peace not necessary because of things people have done against us but because of the things we have done to our selves
      Published on :- 2017-Jan-29th
  3.  Jonah
    • Michael Ramsden on Jonah 1: 1-16, “God speaks”
      “Do you really want to hear the word of the Lord? What if the word of the Lord tells you what you do not want to hear?” Hear Michael Ramsden’s Bible exposition on the first chapter of Jonah, given on day 1 of Presence 17, the IFES European Student Evangelism Conference.
      Published on :- 2017-May-25th
    • Michael Ramsden on Jonah 2: 1-11, “God does not give up”
      “God can turn around any situation.” Hear Michael Ramsden’s Bible exposition on the second chapter of Jonah, given on day 2 of Presence 17, the IFES European Student Evangelism Conference.
      Published on :- 2017-May-2nd
    • Michael Ramsden on Jonah 3:1-10 “A merciful God”
      “When we place the little we have into the hands of God; he can change the world.” Hear Michael Ramsden’s Bible exposition on the third chapter of Jonah, given on day 3 of Presence 17, the IFES European Student Evangelism Conference.
      Published on :- 2017-May-2nd
    • Michael Ramsden on Jonah 3:1-10 “A merciful God”
      “When we place the little we have into the hands of God; he can change the world.” Hear Michael Ramsden’s Bible exposition on the third chapter of Jonah, given on day 3 of Presence 17, the IFES European Student Evangelism Conference.
      Published on :- 2017-May-2nd



MICHAEL RAMSDEN – Apologetics and Discipleship

  1. We can not serve two masters
    • If you try to have it both ways, you will find you have too much of God to enjoy the pleasures of the world. And, too much of the pleasures of the world in you to enjoy the pleasures of God
    • You gonna lose in both spectrums
  2. Apologetics
    • Appears 26 times in the scripture
    • Paul’s calling is to give a defense of the scripture
    • Philosophical arms of Theology, or the theology arm of philosophy
      • Neither can be scripturally sustained
  3. Festus Interrupts Paul’s Defense
    …King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”
    Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Can you persuade me in such a short time to become a Christian?”
    Short time or long,” Paul replied, “I wish to God that not only you but all who hear me this day may become what I am, except for these chains.”… ( Acts 26:28 )

    • Long discussion and what is the aim?
      • Agrippa
        • You want me to become a Christian
        • Do you really think you can convince me that quick?
      • Michael Ramsden
        • I do not want to get involved in that textual debate
  4. We need Christians in all the fields
    • Archaeology
  5. Difficult Questions
    • And, here are some of them
      • God allow suffering
      • Loving God Judge people
      • Why is he not more obvious
      • Wars and genocide in the Old Testament
      • Why are so many Christians Hypocrites
    • What joins all these questions together
      • They are all moral complaints against God’s character
  6. If those moral questions persists, it is difficult to give oneself over to a God whom we hold moral complaints
  7. To believe in Christ, you have to place your faith in him, but if you have doubt inclusive…
    • He is morally wrong
    • Fundamentally unjust
    • God has an inner conflict within himself
  8. Moral complaints about the Church
    • Hate people
    • Judge people
  9. Technical and Scientifical Complaints
    • Even those who hold technical complaints about God, dovetail into moral complaints
      • God is
        • A tyrant
        • Scientific critique

Pastor Ulf Ekman



  1. Recognizing the Voice of The Holy Spirit  – Episode 18
    Station :- Livets Ord Play
    Published On :- 2012-May-28th

  2. Listening to the Voice of God – Episode 19
    Station :- Livets Ord Play
    Published On :- 2012-June-4th
  3. Seal and Stamp of the Holy Spirit – Episode 15
    Station :- Livets Ord Play
    Published On :- 2012-May-7th

    In episode 15, we take a look at one of the lesser known symbols of the Holy Spirit; the seal and the stamp. There is a wonderful secret to this symbol, as it reveals the desire of God to brand his people with the sign of His Spirit, setting us apart until the day of total redemption.
  4. Revelatory Gifts – Episode 31
    Published On :- 2012-Nov-14th
  5. Gifts of Wisdom – Episode 32
    Published On :- 2012-Nov-14th
  6. The Gift of Word of Knowledge – Episode 33
    Station :- Livets Ord Play
    Published On :- 2012-Nov-14th
  7. The Gift of Discernment of Spirits – Episode 35
    Station :- Livets Ord Play
    Published On :- 2012-Nov-14th
  8. The anointing oil of the Holy Spirit – Episode 13
    In episode 13, we look at one of the most common symbols of the Holy Spirit: the anointing oil. All throughout the Bible, we see kings, priests and prophets being set apart by the anointing of oil, and in the New Testament, we see these three offices brought together in the anointing of Christ the Messiah. What an amazing thing it is to read then, that we as believers are anointed with the anointing of Jesus!
    Published On :- 2012-May-3rd

  9. Different Kinds of Prophecy – Episode 40
    Published On: 2012-Nov-14th



Recognizing the Voice of The Holy Spirit  – Episode 18

  1. Ananias
    • And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth ( Acts 9:11 )
  2. Phillip
    • Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road–the desert road–that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza ( Acts 8:22 )
  3. Jesus
    • My sheeps will hear my Voice ( John 10 )
  4. Isaiah
    • And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. ( Isaiah 30:20-21 )
  5. Paul
    • For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. ( Romans 8:14 )
  6. Full of pride and prejudice
  7. Difficult job for the Holy Spirit to break down fear
  8. Slave Girl ( Acts 16 )
    • Spirit of Divination
      • Gift of Fortune Telling
      • Kind of Prophecy
      • Common in Greece
      • delphi in greece
    • Flattery is very common and very dangerous
      • Slight perversion of the truth
    • Luke wrote
    • She said
      • These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation
    • And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. ( Acts 16:18 )
      • It took days for Paul to detect and understand
      • But, finally Paul set her free
        • Paul suffered for days
    • We can take it that many were set free and saved, as well


Listening to the Voice of God – Episode 19

  1. Slave Girl
    • Finally clarity comes, discerning of the Spirit
    • This is not the true Gospel
  2. Glasgow
    • Teaching is explaining, Preaching is Proclaiming
    • Teaching
      • It is expected that people’s heart is opened up
    • Preaching
      • It is meant to open up the heart of men
    • God said to me
      • Preach don’t teach


Revelatory – Episode 31

  1. Revelatory Gifts
    • Word of Wisdom
    • Word of Knowledge
    • Discerning of Spirits
  2. When the Spirit comes
    • We have access to Heaven
  3. So that we can know what we will otherwise not know
  4.  Fragment
    • A word is a fragment of Knowledge
    • It is just a fragment of knowledge
    • We can be ignorance of many things
    • There are things that we do not need to know
  5. Knowledge that come
    • Because we need to know it
    • People need to be
      • They need to know God
      • They need to come closer to God
      • Encouraged
      • Wrong Track and they need to turn around
  6. Wisdom
    • Practical
    • Relational
    • Walk out of it
  7. Knowledge
    • How things are
    • Dark room,
    • Light that comes
  8. Discernment of Spirit
    • Look into the Heart of people
    • Heart of things
    • Look into the Heart and Soul of People
  9. Peter
    • Ananias and Sapphira
      • What they did
        • With his wife full knowledge
      • Peter’s Response
        • Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit
      • Implication
        • Lied to the Church
        • If they had stayed in the Church, it would have been disastrous for the Church

Biblical Hermeneutics – Does the idea of being “born again” have a root earlier than John/Peter (or Jesus)?


In Stack Exchange – Biblical Hermeneutics, Soldarnal asked whether the idea of being “Born Again” has roots earlier than John 3:3, Jesus conversation with Nicodemus.




ScottS, who has an “M.A. in Bible Exposition, Master of Divinity, and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Systematic Theology” took a good swing at it and traced it back to Job.


Here is his proposed answer.

Nicodemus Should Have Known from the Old Testament

That the Old Testament is the source of the doctrine is confirmed by Christ Himself, for Nicodemus was supposed to have known these things. A slightly larger context helps see this:

Jn 3:3-10 (NKJV)

3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again [or “born from above,” see below], he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh [i.e. of woman], and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit [i.e. of God]. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?

Verse 10 clearly indicates that Christ expected that Nicodemus should be following Christ’s previous statements because he was one of those that taught Israel the scriptures. So the concept certainly is not “new” with Jesus, but rather one contained in Israel’s teachings. However, that does not mean it is found as directly stated in the OT as what Christ is stating here.

Clarifying Christ’s Meaning

So Christ introduces the “born again” concept to the discussion and links it to the Jewish expectation of the kingdom of God (v.3). The phrase “born again” in the Greek is two words.

The first word is that typically used for one’s birth, an aorist passive form of the verb γεννάω (gennáō), to “be born” (BDAG).

The second word is ἄνωθεν (ánōthen), translated in the NT only in John 3:3 and 3:7 as “again.” In most uses of the NT, it means “from above” (including Jn 3:31; also Jn 19:11; Jam 1:17, 3:15, 3:17) or “from the top” (Mt 27:51; Mk 15:38; Jn 19:23). Occasionally it is a time reference (in context), and so “from the first” or “from the beginning” (Act 26:5). The Luke 1:3 usage is debated whether it should be a time reference or a source from above reference. Gal 4:9 it is usually untranslated, considered to be intensifying the typical word for “again” in that passage, πάλιν (pálin).

It is (1) the fact that Christ does not use the common word for “again,” πάλιν, in John 3, and (2) his paralleling of flesh/Spirit as sources of the two births that leads me to believe the better translation in all of John 3 is that used in v.31, “from above.” The idea of “again” was probably favored because of Nicodemus’ reply in v.4, where a repetition of a natural birth is inquired about (but even so, such is to him obviously an incredulous idea.

So the “born from above” Christ is referring to is a Spiritual birth, as he clarified in vv.5-8.

Therefore, to look for what Christ was referring to in the OT, we need to find references that (1) refer to the insufficiency of the fleshly birth, and (2) the necessity of the spiritual birth, especially as relates to the kingdom of God.

The Need and Remedy are both Understood in Job

The idea that the first, natural birth from a woman is insufficient is expressed in the book of Job.

Job 15:14—“What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous? (cf. Job 4:17)

Job 25:4—How then can man be righteous before God? Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman?

Through these rhetorical questions, both righteousness and purity are understood to be impossible for one merely “born of a woman.”

But Elihu gives the answer to these questions in his statement to Job:

Job 33:23-30

23 “If there is a messenger for him, A mediator, one among a thousand, To show man His uprightness, 24 Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom’; 25 His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days of his youth26 He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness27 Then he looks at men and says, ‘I have sinned, and perverted what was right, And it did not profit me.’ 28 He will redeem his soul from going down to the Pit, And his life shall see the light29 Behold, God works all these things, twice, in fact, three times with a man, 30 To bring back his soul from the Pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.

Notice how the theme in this passage also parallels Christ’s later statement in John 3 about his death. He is the “mediator” to “show man His uprightness” of Job 33:23. He is the “ransom” found (v.24). Through this mediator, one is made new from above, both physically (flesh, v.25) and spiritually (righteousness, v.26), which newness comes by a person’s repentance (v.27) and is a redeeming from the spirit going down into the pit (i.e. grave, v.28), and a bringing of the flesh “back” from the grave (v.30).

Note the similar themes between Job 33 and John 3 (some of these connections are more direct, some more conceptual… I leave it for each one reading to decide how well matched conceptually the parallels I show are):


Job 33:23-30 John 3
A messenger v.23 Christ’s witness v.11, v.32-34
A mediator v.23 The Son from heaven as mediator v.13-16
Show uprightness v.23 Christ recognized as godly v.2, above all v.31
Deliverance from pit v.24 No perishing v.15, salvation v.17
Ransom v.24 Son is given v.16
Flesh like a child’s v.25 Born again v.3-8
Return to youth v.25 Born again v.3-8
Redeemer prays to God v.26 [no parallel found]
God delights in Redeemer v.26 God with Christ v.2, loves Son v.35
Restores righteousness v.26 Believer not condemned v.18
Admission of unrighteousness v.27 Belief is key v.15-16, 18, 33
Redemption from going into Pit v.28 Believers not perish, have eternal life v.15, 36
Redeemed one’s life sees light v.28 Doers of truth go to light v.21
Three works of God for man v.29 [no parallel found]*
Redemption back from the Pit v.30 [no parallel found]**
Enlightenment by life v.30 Doers of truth deeds enlightened v.21



  1. * Unless the three works are as messenger, mediator, and judge, all ideas seen in both Job and John
  2. **Resurrection is not forefront in John 3, but both the concept of eternal life (v.15-16, 36) and experiencing the kingdom (v.3, 5) have that as a background necessity.While exploring potential parallels between Job 33 and John 3 is intriguing, for the question here, the passage in Job (especially v.25) is speaking of a change like a new birth, and it ties to the resurrection from the grave (v.30). These ideas are tied more directly to the Spirit and kingdom in later revelation…



Sourced to ScottS as posted in Stack Exchange / Biblical Hermeneutics.

Pastor Hurmon Hamilton


Coming to work yesterday I ran into a lady that I have not seen in awhile.

She asked me whether I have googled her pastor on YouTube.

And, I said  have yet to.

She again gave me his name.

And, so wanted to do yesterday.

But instead looked at other stuff.

Thanks goodness  got around to do so today.


Pastor Hurmon Hamilton pastors the New Beginnings Church in Silicon Valley, CA.

In August 2017 they will be moving from their Mountain Valley facility to Redwood City.


A life Transformed



  1. “THE UNEXAMINED DREAM” Jan 8 2017 Pastor Hurmon Hamilton
    • Series :- Dream On
    • Reading :- Genesis 37:5-11
    • Published  :-2017-Jan-9th
    • Link


“THE UNEXAMINED DREAM” Jan 8 2017 Pastor Hurmon Hamilton

  1. God is a dream giver
  2. God gives us  a God sized dream
  3. In pursuing that dream we become fruitful
  4. Roadblocks
    • Joseph in the bible
      • Isaac
        • Jacob and Esau suffered from Isaac’s favoritism towards Esau
      • Jacob
        • Jacob repeated the same pattern with his Children
      • Disfunction
        • Tough family situation
        • God gives God sized dream to highly dysfunction people
    • Jason, Cerebral Palsy Patient
      • Will always be a taker
      • Disabled, but still have a Godchild dream
    • Grief
      • Causes a blackout in our lives



Is there something someone has been trying to give you, but you have yet to receive as life goes on..

And, we keep clicking on that new clickbait.

Reverend Terry K. Anderson of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church



  1. The Theology of a Thief
    Published On:- 2015-Aug- 24th
  2. The Blessings Of The Deeper Life
    Published On:- 2015-Nov- 20th
  3. The Language of Testing
    Published On :- 2015-Jan-25th
  4. Some Shouted while others Wept
    Published On :- 2016-Jan-19th
  5. Lazarus and the African American Male
    Published On :- 2016-July-11th
  6. The Theology Of Thomas
    Published On :- 2015-Aug-31st
  7. Furnace with No Fire
    Hear the dynamic teachings of Reverend Terry K. Anderson, Senior Pastor of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church and experience A Call To Joy.
    Published On :- 2017-May-29th
  8. The Church That Married The World
    Hear the dynamic teachings of Reverend Terry K. Anderson, Senior Pastor of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church and experience A Call To Joy.
    Published On :- 2017-June-19th

  9. Lessons From The Potter’s House – Repost
    • Lessons From The Potter’s House Pt 1 – Repost
      Published On: – 2015-April-21st