Contributed on Oct 13, 2013
"Choose life": an exhortation that belongs not only to the outset of the Christian life, but to all our choices in this life.
CHOOSE LIFE Deuteronomy 30:15-20 On more than one occasion I am sure, “Choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19) has been used, not inappropriately, as the text for an evangelistic sermon. The context, however, suggests that these words were not originally addressed to people who did not ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2016
A Christian perspective on Torah.
A STATE OF BEING WHICH GIVES RISE TO ACTIVITY Psalm 119:1-8 We begin our study of the selected passage with the observation that the word for “blessed” is not a verb, but a noun. It is a state of being, not an activity. We are “blessed” not because “we walk in ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2016
Ministry in co-operation with God. Nurturing grace in the believer.
A FORMULA FOR CHRISTIAN FORMATION 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 The natural man does not receive the things that are of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him (1 Corinthians 2:14). Yet the Corinthians hoped they were better than this – and the Apostle Paul wished that they were. And ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2014
Getting into the heart of the law with Jesus.
BUT I SAY UNTO YOU... Matthew 5:21-26 I. In His recent wilderness struggles with the enemy, Jesus used the formula ‘It stands written’ in reply to each temptation (Matthew 4:4-10). The Word of God is its own authority against the wiles of the devil. Furthermore, when the devil ...read more