John 7:14-24, “Discovering truth.”

Sin, which is ultimately selfish, can blind us to discovering truth. It is so important that we examine ourselves and ask God to give us the ability to discern truth from error and to have a realistic look at ourselves. If we want to go on sinning, then we have actually lost our ability to […]

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Judges 7 “The Battle is the Lord’s”

As God whittles Gideon’s army down from 32,000 to 300, and as God gives them only trumpets and jars for the fight, when they come out victorious, it is clear that the Battle is the Lord’s. No one else could be responsible for this victory. We also see Gideon as a changed man,]. The man […]

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Romans 6:1-14 – “Who will reign?”

Concentrating on verses 11-14, we see that while sin has been defeated by Jesus and while he died for our sin, yet sin is powerful and wages war on our souls with the aim of reigning in our lives. we seek to ask whether we are responsible for fighting sin, or it is God on […]

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Paul in this passage answer the likely objections of his readers who might point to their Father Abraham and ask how then was he saved? Surely by his works, his flesh? Without the law, which could not have saved him anyway and because Jesus had not come yet – how could he be saved? Paul […]

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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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Romans 1:1-17 Longing for Rome

In the 2nd week of our series in the book of Romans, we see Paul longing to go to Rome.  We discover why he has this longing, because of his mission in life given to us in verse 5, to bring about the obedience of faith among all the gentiles for the sake of God’s […]

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