“I will send them prophets and apostles. They will murder some of those prophets and apostles and persecute others … When Jesus left, the experts in Moses’ Teachings and the Pharisees held a terrible grudge against Him. They questioned Him about many things and watched Him closely to trap Him in something He might say” […]Read More The Prophets, The Apostles And The Saviour
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). As we consider the war which is going on in our lives – between God and Satan, we will see that this is the greatest war of all. The most cruel war ever fought by men is child’s play compared […]Read More The Christian In Complete Armour
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon – These letters are known, collectively, as the prison letters. They were written by Paul during his time of imprisonment in Rome. In Philippians, we see God’s kingdom as a kingdom as a kingdom of joy: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and, again, I say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). When the […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: The Prison Letters – Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon
God wants us to ‘grow up in every way into Christ’ (Ephesians 4:15). We are to ‘walk in love’ (Ephesians 5:2), a life which is ‘pleasing to the Lord’ (Ephesians 5:10). It is so easy for us to settle for something less than God’s very best. We settle down into a state of spiritual complacency. […]Read More Let’s Give God Our Very Best.
‘By grace you have been saved through faith… for good works’ (2:8-10). Holiness does not come from ourselves. It comes from the Lord. Long before we ever thought of loving Him – He loved us. By the grace of God we are called to salvation – ‘saved through faith’ – , sanctification – ‘for good works’ – , and […]Read More Journey through the New Testament: Ephesians
Ephesians 5:15-6:24 – ‘Be very careful how you live’ (5:16). This is for all of us – in every situation of life. How are we to live? We are to ‘be filled with the Spirit’. We are to have ‘reverence for Christ’. We are to live ‘as servants of Christ, doing the will of God […]Read More Be Careful How You Live – Because You Love Jesus!
Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. ‘Arise, shine; for your Light has come… the Lord will be your everlasting Light’ (Isaiah 60:1,19-20). Jesus Christ is ‘the Light of the world’. When we ‘follow Him’, we ‘will not walk in darkness’. We ‘will have the light of life’ (John 8:12). […]Read More Epiphany of the Lord: Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12