“The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and […]Read More Why does God love us?
1 Timothy 1:12-17 The Lord saved Saul of Tarsus. The Lord changed him. Saul – “blasphemer, persecutor, arrogant man” (1 Timothy 1:13) – became Paul, a humble man, who worshipped and served the Lord. * humble – “worst of sinners” (1 Timothy 1:16) * worshipper – “Unto the King … ” (1 Timothy 1:17) […]Read More Paul, a humble man, who worshipped and served the Lord
We begin with some great verses from Titus – “Jesus Christ … gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds” (Titus 2:13-14); “He saved us, not because of deeds dine by us in righteousness, but in virtue […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
1 Timothy ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’ (1:15). To each of us, God says, ‘Watch your life and doctrine closely’ (4:16). What we believe is important. How we live is also important. If our faith is real, it will lead to a change in our way of life. There is a […]Read More Journey through the New Testament: 1 & 2 Timothy
Ps 49:7–9, John 20:28, 1 Tim 2:5–6, 1 Pet 3:18 Some die young. Others live to a ripe old age. None of us can predict what lies ahead of us. There are some things that are beyond our control. We look at what is happening and we say, ‘I wish things could be different’. Absalom […]Read More Jesus Christ Has Died For Us – The Righteous For The Unrighteous.
I was reading Psalm 58. It speaks about sin. As I read these dark words – words that show us up for what we really are: sinners, I thought about something else: salvation. Thank God – His Word shows us more than our sin. It show us that we can be saved by the grace […]Read More Sin And Salvation
“God is my stronghold, my merciful God!” (Psalm 59:9,17). God has shown mercy to us. He has forgiven our sins. He gives us the strength that we need to live as His faithful servants. This is the testimony of the Psalmist. It’s also the testimony of the Apostle Paul: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord […]Read More Mercy And Strength – From The Lord