The Grace of God, part 4. Terry shares from the book of Ezra, reflecting on those who had survived exile, and were called to return and rebuild the house of God.
The Grace of God, part 3. We tend to think of ‘dead works’ as being of more formal, legalistic religion. But the Bible actually defines it as something different: a work without faith.
The Grace of God, part 2. Once we have died, sin can no longer enslave us. This is a truth we first have to know, but then also consider, as we are transformed by the renewal of the mind.
The Grace of God, part 1. Reflecting on Romans 5:17 in the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness for all who believe.
Ruth, chapter 4, part 1. In the story of Ruth we see Boaz take on his role as ‘Kinsman Redeemer’: one who brings redemption to all that was lost. In this Boaz reflects the heart of God and is a … Continue reading “Our Kinsman Redeemer”
The Table, part 2: Communion is like three things: finding a winning lottery ticket, a cathedral and a kiln.
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.
Jonah, chapter 3. For the most part, Jonah is a story of failure. But in chapter three things improve. Jonah preaches to Nineveh—the capital of the Assyrian empire, which at the time was the world’s largest—and they repent.
Jonah, Chapter 2. It’s often claimed that this phrase from Jonah 2—“Salvation belongs to the Lord”—is one of the most central phrases out of the whole of Scripture.