Contributed on Aug 30, 2013
God's power at work in Creation; the Light of the World: the world rejects, believers accept God's Word. The mystery of the incarnation: Jesus is the exegesis of God!
JESUS THE WORD OF GOD John 1:1-18 One of the names of the Lord Jesus Christ is "The Word." 1. THE WORD WAS GOD’S POWER AT WORK IN CREATION (John 1:1-3). (i) In the beginning was the Word. This compares with the Creation account (Genesis 1:1-3). When God spoke the Word, all things ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2013
A new exodus: the voice of joy.
A SONG OF CONSOLATION Jeremiah 31:7-14 Jeremiah envisages a time of rebuilding for all Israel (Jeremiah 31:4). Mentioning the mountains of Samaria (Jeremiah 31:5), he speaks of a day when the watchmen of Ephraim will encourage their people to return to Zion (Jeremiah 31:6) - representing not ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2013
The imperative to praise the LORD: the command to commend.
THE LAST SNOWS OF SPRING Psalm 147:12-20 There are two different Hebrew words which are both translated “Praise” in Psalm 147:12. The second is the more familiar verb for ‘to praise’ which is echoed within the ‘Hallelujah’ (‘Praise the LORD’) of ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2013
Chosen to be holy.
BLESSING THE ONE WHO BLESSES US WITH BLESSINGS Ephesians 1:3-14 In their original language, these verses constitute the longest sentence in the whole Bible. They form one long celebration of the Blessed One, who blesses us with blessings (Ephesians 1:3). The blessings begin with Him, bring ...read more