The familiar cycle in judges continues. Except this time before sending a judge God first sends a prophet. The question is asked whether God will always just be merciful, no matter what? But then what about his judgement and wrath against sin? Or will he eventually just give up and abandon his people? But then […]
Often in life we regret things but how is that different to repentance? Which is the Christian response to committing sin, be it against God or a fellow human being? Worldly sorrow goes along the regret line and leads to death says the Apostle Paul. Godly sorrow leads to life!
It isn’t that we initially said “no” to God and then said “Yes” to God and proved that by our obedience. The point is that our works prove our faith as genuine. Words can be cheap but they are not always cheap. They are only cheap if there is no “obedience” or no “action” to […]
Church discipline is important, and love should be at its root. Not saying something to someone who is living in a way that is not in accordance with the will of God is not loving. That is akin to watching someone walking over a cliff and doing nothing to stop them. It is the duty […]
Jesus could have worked the Nazareth’ crowd and performed miracles there, and they would have loved him for it. The problem would be that he would have left them in their sin. They would have thought that they were the objects of God’s love instead of the objects of His wrath. Jesus wasn’t giving in […]
In this parable we see that something is going to happen and that therefore there is something we have to do. Jesus has come once and he’s coming back again. When he returns, he will take with him to heaven, to the marriage supper of the lamb, all those who have accepted him as their […]
Why did Rahab throw her lot in with the people of God? This “throwing one’s lot in” with the people of God wasn’t something that she did on a whim or because the spies had as much sex appeal as Ian Flemmings’ James Bond. She threw her lot in with the people of God because […]
Are you a man or woman of faith? Do you believe in the Promises of God to you? Eve’s disobedience brought untold misery to the world. Yet, I believe we will meet her again in heaven, for only one reason. She was a woman of hope. She believed in the Promises of God. Surely that […]