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”
Acts, part 11. In chapter 9 Saul encounters Jesus and has his eyes opened to who Jesus really is. The miracle of salvation is one of the greatest miracles we can witness as people’s lives are changed for eternity.
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.
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.
Joy, part 8. The gospel transforms us from death to life. In this we take off the ‘old self’ and put on the ‘new self’. But how do we go about doing this in our ordinary, everyday lives?
Joy, part 4. The absolute centre of God’s affection, love and joy is his son, Jesus. When we place our faith in Jesus, we’re placing ourselves in the epicentre of God’s joy.
Joy, part 3. The future is unbelievably bright, no matter how tough things might be now. A joy-filled Christian can be cheerfully unconcerned about the future, because God is in control.
Joy, part 2. Last week we looked at seven reasons to be filled with joy regardless of our circumstances. This week we look at the seven responses that follow in Ephesians 1:15-23.
Part 2. Step into the story of Lazarus: Jesus raised him back to life and called him out of the tomb. Too many Christians are still sitting in the old life when we have amazing freedom in Christ.