Love, grace, mercy – Here are three words we can use to describe God. Grace and mercy are two sides of love. In mercy, God withholds from us the judgment we deserve. In grace, he pours upon us the blessings we don’t deserve. Mercy – the God of mercy, the mercy of God “Lord, have […]Read More Love, Grace, Mercy
We have often heard these words spoken. Here, we are reading them in the Word of God. How often do we think about these words? What do they mean? These are life-changing words. Through ‘the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ’, we become ‘rich’ – ‘blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing’ (2 Corinthians 8:9, […]Read More ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all’ (2 Corinthians 13:1
“In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and You listened to my cry” (Jonah 2:2). What are we to do when the going gets tough? We’ve heard the saying, When the going gets tough, the tough get going. We wonder […]Read More Love Lifted Me.
When we read Jesus’ words – in Luke 11:33-36 – , we have a powerful reminder that choosing light rather than darkness means more than outward religious observance. Jesus wants to change us on the inside. This is where real change comes from. The right attitude leads to right living. We walk in the light […]Read More Each of us must choose – light or darkness?
Jude The wrong kind of people had come among God’s people: ‘certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you…godless men…’(4). Such people do not like to hear the words, ‘The Lord rebuke you’. They ‘speak abusively against’ those who speak the Word of the Lord to them (9-10). […]Read More Keep yourselves in the love of God. He is able to keep you from falling.
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.
In the beginning, there is love, eternal love, the love of God. ‘Genesis’ means ‘beginning’. These opening verses challenge us to get our priorities right – (a) The priority of God (Genesis 1:1). God comes first. Before anyone else is mentioned, He is there. (b) The priority of God’s Word (Genesis 1:3). God is the […]Read More Some Ideas For Preaching God’s Love