Obedience and reward

Bible Readings Luke 8:16-18, Joshua 14:6-15   Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, For some reason not known to me, I sometimes forget to type the word “not” in a sentence where it is needed.  To compound the problem, even proof-reading my now work does not help; I just mentally add “not” … Continue reading Obedience and reward

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God’s Act of Salvation: Biblical framework for salvation

Important themes There are main themes running through the Scriptures. To understand how God’s grace and our salvation come together, we need to keep the following truths in mind: God God, the Creator, is holy, loving, just, righteous, merciful and faithful (Isaiah 6:3; 1John 4:8, 16; Exodus 34:6-7; Nehemiah 9:32-33.)  Man Adam and Eve were … Continue reading God’s Act of Salvation: Biblical framework for salvation

Walking in step with the righteousness of Christ (2)

Bible Readings: Hebrews 12:18-29 Philippians 3:12-21 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Our family loved picnics.  Any quiet spot where there was shade and firewood would do us.  Our first visit to a real public park included a swimming pool. While dad unpacked the picnic gear (I always wondered what was so special about having … Continue reading Walking in step with the righteousness of Christ (2)

Immanuel – God’s sign to save

Bible Readings John 1:12 Isaiah 7:1-17 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Robert Robinson had been saved out of a tempestuous life of sin through George Whitfield’s ministry in England. Shortly after that, at the age of twenty-three, Robinson wrote the hymn “Come Thou fount of every blessing” Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry … Continue reading Immanuel – God’s sign to save

There is none holy as the Lord

Scripture Readings Mark 5; 1Samuel 6:1-21 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, We will learn about the holy God today.  In the words of Hannah uttered in her pryer in chapter 2, we will learn, “There is none holy as the Lord.” To this we add Hebrews 11:6 Without faith it is … Continue reading There is none holy as the Lord

Whose God is it anyway?

Bible Readings Exodus 20:1-17 1 Samauel 4:1-11; 5:1-12 Introduction My dear fellow believers, during a stop-over flight I had the privilege to do a bit of sight-seeing in Malaysia.  They took us to a limestone mountain, Mount Batu.  Within caves in this mountain is a Hindu temple, to the honour of Muruga, of which a … Continue reading Whose God is it anyway?

God’s consistency

"We have to deny or disown everything within us which is false to our true humanity... It is in order to be our true selves that we have to deny ourselves; it is because God is never other than his true Self that He cannot and will not deny Himself... He cannot repudiate any part … Continue reading God’s consistency

God’s providence and care in times of unbridled sin

Well-known theologian Dr R.C. Sproul records this anecdote in one of his books: There was a mountain climber who slipped on a ledge and was about to plummet thousands of feet to his death, but as he started to fall, he grabbed a branch of a tiny, scraggly tree that was growing out of a … Continue reading God’s providence and care in times of unbridled sin

Prayer of Adoration

A prayer based on Zechariah 12:10-13:9 O Father in heaven, we worship You as the Creator of heaven and earth.  You stretched out the heavens and laid the foundation of the earth.  You formed the spirit of man within him. You showed you grace an mercy to us in your Son Jesus Christ, who gave … Continue reading Prayer of Adoration