Contributed on Jan 4, 2014
When we put our trust in the righteous LORD we shall not lose our reward.
WHO STANDS IN AWE IS BLESSED Psalm 112 Like its immediate predecessor, Psalm 112 is an acrostic poem, using the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet in order as the opening letter of each line. This can best be represented in English by: “Alleluia. “Blessed is the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2016
A hitherto hidden wisdom revealed in the Apostolic preaching of the Cross.
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CROSS 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 Paul is at pains to stress the very different manner in which he teaches when compared with the peddlers of the wisdom of this age. This does not mean that he lacks wisdom, nor that he is any less capable than the rhetoricians: but that he ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2013
True Christians cannot remain secret for long.
SALT AND LIGHT Matthew 5:13-16 The metaphors of salt and light follow immediately after Jesus’ profile of the blessed Christian. The meek shall inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5) because meekness is not weakness, but quite the contrary. The peacemakers (Matthew 5:9) are surely not merely ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2014
Jesus came not to destroy the law, but to keep and fulfill it. We also are required to be obedient to the law - not indeed as a means of salvation (which it could never be) - but as an expression of our love and service.
THE KEY TO RIGHTEOUS LIVING Matthew 5:17-20 I. Jesus’ statement is emphatic:- “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17). The righteousness of God is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the end of the ...read more