“Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the […]

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Habakkuk 1 What is Going On?

Looking around him, Habakkuk is led to cry out to God asking, “What is going on?” He sees the lives of the people of God walking in idolatry and far from him. Then when God says what he is going to do about it, Habakkuk has occasion to ask again, “What is going on?” The […]

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Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus Calms the Storm

Jesus Calms the Storm “Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of […]

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1 Kings 17 God’s Word leaves Israel

In this series on 1 Kings we discover one disappointing king after another and in this sermon we come to the lowest point where King Ahab decides to institute the cult of Baal as the state religion. God, by his grace, however, doesn’t let him get away with it and sends his prophet to rebuke […]

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Romans 2:9-29 The True Jew

Are you a true Jew? Do you want to be? Should you be? The first Jews were given every privilege and opportunity by God and yet it seemed to make no difference to them. Paul writes to tell them that they too are sinners who need a saviour and that the gospel is for them […]

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Galatians 2:11-16 Walk the Line

In this short passage, we find that Paul opposes Peter. Why does he do this? What would have been at stake if he had not? What was it that Peter was doing and why was he acting this way? We see that while believing one thing, he does another. We discover this was no mere […]

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A person could be tempted to think that because of their background or history that God might judge them differently to others. Paul goes out of his way to say that God judges us by what we do. This is of course something that needs to be explained because I am not talking about salvation […]

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