Psalm 121 “Where does my help come from?”

We envisage pilrgrms making their way to Jerusalem in order to attend one of festivals adn to go to teh temple to worship God. As they make their way on the journey they look for help. None is to be found in the hills. In fact, God alone can help. The pilgrims face Potential Problems, […]

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The sobering question is to ask ourselves, “Who is our master”? Who do we follow? Our master is the one we follow! If we follow sin then sin is our master. If we follow Jesus then he is our master! Paul is urging the Roman Christians not to allow sin to be their master but […]

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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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Romans 5:12-21 – United

By nature of human beings, we are united to Adam. But for the believer, we are now instead united to Jesus. Being united to Adam we are born into sin and receive the condemnation for his sin resulting in death. Being united to Jesus, we instead are justified and made right with God because of […]

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Romans 1:16-32 Wrath Revealed

Romans 1:18 tells us that the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness.  There will be a final day when Jesus returns and the wrath of God will be revealed at that time.  Yet this verse says that it is being revealed now.  So in what ways do we see the […]

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Judges 6 – Regret or Repentence

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 […]

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