‘The entrance of Your words gives light’ (Psalm 119:130). Lord, Your Word brings light into our lives. Sadly, many people ‘love darkness rather than light’. They refuse to ‘come to the light’. They prefer to remain in the darkness. They refuse to listen to what You are saying to them through Your Word. Then, when things are not […]Read More Lord, Your Word brings light into our lives.
Berkouwer criticizes “an incorrect conception of theology, a conception of theology, a conception which considers it possible to discuss Holy Scripture apart from a personal relationship of belief in it, as though that alone would constitute true ‘objectivity’.” (Holy Scripture, pp. 9-10). He holds that those who view Scripture in this way “wrongly … see […]Read More Faith in Scripture as God’s Word
We look at the rainbow. We see the love of God. We look beyond the rainbow. We look to the Cross. There, we see the supreme demonstration of the love of God. There, we see Jesus, suffering for us. His suffering is the suffering of love. It wasn’t the nails that held Him to the […]Read More Preaching the Word of the Lord – Genesis 9:8-17
We thank You, Lord, that Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, “died for our sins” and was “raised” from death for us (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Help us to rejoice in “the Good News” (1 Corinthians 15:1) of our Saviour. Help us to hear Your great declaration concerning Jesus – “This is My beloved Son with whom I […]Read More We thank You, Lord, that Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, “died for our sins” and was “raised” from death for us.
Immediately before he was stoned, Stephen preached the Gospel of Christ. After he had finished speaking, we see Stephen – about to be stoned – facing death as a man full of the Holy Spirit, a man looking to Jesus Christ – “Now when they heard these things they were enraged and they ground their […]Read More Learning from Stephen – a man filled with the Holy Spirit
GENESIS The Beginning Of Conflict And The Promise Of Victory “Created in the image of God” (Genesis 1:26-27) – “God saw everything that He had created … it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). At the end of Genesis 1, things couldn’t get any better. It looked so promising. The future looked bright with hope. It […]Read More Search The Scriptures: Old Testament
2 Samuel 23:1-39 By birth, David was ‘the son of Jesse’. By grace, he was ‘the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel’(1). What we are in ourselves is nothing compared with what we can become through the grace of God! Look at David. […]Read More ‘By grace you have been saved…’