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”
One of the most popular stories told to children, the book of Jonah is one that challenges our perception of morality and grace, as God’s mercy can extend far beyond what we’re comfortable with.
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.