722BC and beyond

We conclude a look at the historical setting of Hosea’ day with a reading from 2 Kings 17.

A Blind Man Seeks Help

A comparison of the Surah 80:1 (Qur’an) with Mark 10:46-52 (Bible), and what each passage teaches us about Muhammad and Jesus Christ respectively.

Perfectly Kept

Monday mornings are probably not the perfect time for a grammar lesson, but then, it’s often said “there’s no time like the present”. There’s also no tense quite like the Perfect, but I suppose all tenses have unique characteristics. I’m not going to elaborate on all the tenses here, but for the purposes of enjoying…

Good News for Sinners

‘This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.’ 1 Timothy 1:15 [NKJV] I Am A Sinner Admit this, and this verse of Scripture holds good news for you. Deny it knowingly, and Jesus Christ cannot help you. However,…

Did Jesus really die for our sins?

[article originally by Mr.P – edited by ALM] Once, when I told a contact that ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture‘ (1 Corinthians 15:3), the challenge came back: “There is no clear text for this huge part of your faith that Christ died for our sins. He never mentioned this out of…

శుభవార్త

1 ) మనము అందరము పాపులము.2 ) దేవుడు నీతిమంతుడు మరియు పరిశుద్దుడు.3 ) మనము నిత్య శిక్షకు పాత్రులము.4 ) దేవుడు ప్రేమైయున్నాడు. మనలను ప్రేమించుచున్నాడు.5 ) మన పాపముల శిక్ష భరించుటకు దేవుడు తన కుమారుడైన యేసు క్రీస్తును పంపెను. అయన మరణించి తిరిగి లేచెను.6 ) యేసు సజీవుడైయున్న రక్షకుడు.7 ) మనము మన పాపములు విషయమై పశ్చాత్తాపపడి, ఆయన యందు నమ్మికుంచినయడల, మనము రక్షింపబడుదుము. మనము క్షమాపణ పొందుదుము. పరిశుదాత్మ వలన…

Can a Christian lose their salvation?

I want to begin in 1 John.  In chapter 1:5, John begins with an absolute: ‘God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all’.  Verse 6 logically follows: ‘if we say’ (in other words, if we profess to be a Christian), but ‘walk in darkness’ – this is not a slip or a…

Pigheaded Pride – a terminal condition

‘He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy’ Proverbs 29:1 It’s one thing to be a simpleton or a fool. It’s quite another to be pigheaded and proud of it. The Bible constantly characterises the fool as one who has not prepared for the future (Matt 7:26,…

The prudent hide from danger

a 2 minute read ‘A prudent man foresees evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.’ Proverbs 27:12 Some weeks after the birth of our youngest child, we went out for a walk in the Malvern Hills. The forecast was for changeable weather, and not wanting to be caught in a…

Songs of Degrees – Psalm 121

The LORD – our Help and our Keeper Having described his distress on the first step (in 120), Hezekiah ascends to the second step, looking for help. Where will he find it? The advice of the world around him would be to ‘look to the hills’. In other words, to the high places and idols…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 119:169-176

Live Life by Praising God I trust you’ve found our journey through this epic psalm to be profitable. It certainly is very practical, and there’s plenty for us to work on, whether in relation to personal character, social behaviour, or spiritual attitude and action. I think it will be helpful to look back and summarise…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 118

What can man do unto me? Having reached the pinnacle and seen much of the glories of the LORD, and known His saving power, these psalms of Hallel conclude by looking forward, fully trusting in the LORD and His redemptive work. The psalmist, which many take to be David (see Ezra 3:10,11) understands there will…