Nehemiah 9:6-38 At the heart of Ezra’s prayer, there is a tremendous description of God: ‘You are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love’ (Nehemiah 9:17). This is ‘our God’. ‘Our sins’ are great. The love of God is even greater. We look at ‘our sins’, […]Read More Our sins are great. The love of God is greater. Bring your sins to Jesus. Let His blood cleanse you from all sin.
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.
John 17:1-26 Jesus prays for you. Jesus prays for me. We have come to faith in Him through the written Word of His apostles (John 17:20). The story of the Cross (John 17:1-5), the story of the first disciples (John 17:6-19) is an ongoing story. It continues in us. The saving effects of Christ’s death […]Read More God’s Salvation Comes To Us Through The Death Of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Luke 9:1-27 It was a short mission (1-6) – short but important! They were being trained for future work. There and then, people were hearing the Gospel, believing in Christ and being saved. There was opposition (7-9): There’s always plenty of that – ‘We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us’(Romans 8:37). There […]Read More Hearing the Gospel, believing in Christ and being saved
* May God give us grace to be “right with God” without taking any glory to ourselves. All the glory belongs to Him. Every sign of spiritual growth is always His doing. It has nothing to do with our being “pretty good people.” * May God, through His Word and His Spirit, bring us each […]Read More The sin is ours. The guilt is ours. The salvation comes from God. The glory belongs to God.
Christ died “not for our sins only but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2). This is something which we, in the church, must never forget. When we are tempted to shut out ‘the big, bad world’, we must remember – Christ died “not for our sins only but also for […]Read More Christ died “not for our sins only but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2).
Luke 23:1-25 In Jesus’ trial, we see unity in evil (12). Politically, Pilate and Herod were at odds with each other. Spiritually, they were united in their opposition to Christ. Jesus was found guilty by neither Pilate nor Herod (13-16). They were Very Important People. Jesus was a threat to them. They held positions of […]Read More Crucified by men, raised by God