Even though we have read the account of the Garden of Eden many times, God still speaks through his word in new ways. This passage is shot through with both judgement and grace. It also shows costly love. We can begin to see the expulsion of Adam and Eve is actually an act of love.
In Brexit negotiations this week, fishermen have accused the Government of letting them down. Politicians are calling each other liars, tearing each other apart. There is no love of their enemies. Being Christians, Jesus calls us to be radically different, in the way we treat our enemies.
James Piper once called Romans 8 the greatest chapter all of Scripture. When we become Christians, although we have new life in the spirit, there is still suffering. Sometimes, we can start to feel we’re not going to make it. But if we trust in Jesus, we will make it not because we are healthy, […]
In this passage, Jesus tells 3 stories that illustrate that he reaches out to people who are lost and in need of a Saviour: The shepherd and his lost sheep The woman and her lost coin The father and his lost son Jesus spent time with social outcasts and, of course, the pharisees disapproved.
Something has gone wrong with the world. Creation groans, as Christians, we groan, and the Spirit intercedes for us with groans.
Billy Graham spoke to over 200 million people in his lifetime and invited them to turn from sin to follow Jesus Christ. One of the rules he lived by was that he would never be alone with another woman, apart from his wife. He did not want his life to be tainted by scandal. We are […]
As Christians we are under new management. We were under Adam and the covenant of works. Now, we are under Christ and the covenant of grace. We have new status, new life and we are a new person. But sin is lurking.
There is a law and yet we are free. We live in tension between the two. Paul tells us we are wretched, but we are rescued. Some believe that the law saves them but Paul shows how this is not true.
Jesus tells us we should be different; people with different purposes and actions. As Christians, we are called to be the salt of the earth. All to the glory of God.
Under what man are you living? Under Adam or Christ? The covenant of the law under Adam, resulting in death for everyone? Or the covenant of grace under Christ offering life to everyone who accepts Him?