Reflections on a Sermon

Victoria Elliot

READ : Genesis 6:5-18   Sometimes ministers have favorite sermons, which they preach in different churches. Since Noah’s Ark has been in the news recently, I thought of my dad’s favorite, which I’ll share today and tomorrow. There are three arks mentioned in the Scripture – each one a shelter and place of safety. Noah’s ark sheltered those inside from the terrible deluge (out-poured wrath of God). Moses’ little ark of bulrushes protected God’s helpless child from the murderous designs …

Reflections on The Mount of Olives

Victoria Elliot

READ : Luke 19:41-44   Eleven days of “jet-lag” and “tired bodies” were well worth it! I’m talking about my trip to Israel. What a thrill to be in the land where Jesus lived, and to walk where He walked! The first day, we walked down the Mount of Olives from our hotel. We stopped at a little church which had been erected near the spot where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. He knew the time would soon come when not …

Reflections on Thankfulness

Victoria Elliot

READ : Luke 17:11-33   Isaac Walton has said, “God has two dwellings – one in heaven; the other in a meek and thankful heart.” The story in our Scripture illustrates a thankful heart. Here were ten men – social outcasts afflicted with the terrible disease of leprosy. Realizing their hopeless plight, they lifted up their voices crying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” Why do some people seldom pray? Answer: They have no sense of sin. They don’t realize …

Reflections on Saying-So (Witnessing)

Victoria Elliot

READ : Psalm 107:1-9   Many business corporations have “silent” partners. These people share in the dividends and earnings but never sit in a directors’ meeting. Many societies have “silent” members, too. And churches have them! Christ, however, does not want silent partners. The psalmist suggests in the Scripture, “Let the redeemed of the Lord SAY-SO.” God doesn’t expect the unconverted to be His advertising agents. But He does expect every soul whom He has redeemed from hell to be …

Reflections on Sin

Victoria Elliot

READ : Matthew 15:10-20   Recently I received a letter written by my father to his sister when I was five months old. That makes the letter over seventy years old. A relative found it in her “memorabilia” and sent it to me, since I was the only RCA minister in Fulton, Illinois, at that time, and I would like to quote one paragraph from his letter. “Had two conversions lately in my church – young people. It did my …