God of All Things, part 3. One of the greatest challenges we face is believing that we can provide for ourselves, and in doing so we eat from the wrong table. But God provides bread from heaven again and again, … Continue reading “God of All Things: Bread”
God of All Things, part 1. Trees are mentioned in the Bible more than any other aspect of creation, and all major characters and events had a tree marking the spot. Jesus was crucified on a tree, and although this … Continue reading “God of All Things: Trees”
Encounters with Jesus, part 5. Looking at John chapter 4 where a Samaritan woman, who was an immoral social outcast, has an unexpected meeting with the Son of God, despite many social taboos and racial tensions.
Looking at Romans 3 and the state of the human condition. Without Jesus, we have no defence or way of defending ourselves when we stand before God.
Acts, part 16. Jesus was a Jewish messiah and the gospel came first to the Jews. But what happened when the gentiles got included in? Did they need to go through all the requirements to become acceptable to God under … Continue reading “Grace on Trial”
We’re only one step away from new life, from new hope, from forgiveness and resurrection. That one step is repentance and faith, putting all your trust in Jesus and following him.
Incomparable, part 9. Jesus came to bridge the gap between God and us, to restore what was once a perfect relationship, but was broken by sin and rebellion.
Incomparable, part 4. Peace is not the absence of trouble. It is the presence of God, even in the most troubled situation.
Incomparable, part 2. If God, at any moment, decided to stop actively sustaining the Universe, or us, it would be over. We would all turn to dust.