ISAIAH 64, 65 and 66 “Since ancient times, no-one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways” (Isaiah 64:4-5a). Waiting for God is aContinue reading “Monday 26th September 2022”
EPHESIANS 4 (continued from yesterday)…Or else Paul might have continued his interrupted train of thought in verse one of this chapter. “As a prisoner for the Lord…” he begins. Remember that the first verse of chapter 3 was a reference to Paul as a prisoner too – and then Paul changed the subject! Ephesians isContinue reading “Sunday 25th September 2022”
EPHESIANS 3 Verse one is rather like a false start in a sprint race: the runners seem to stop as soon as they have begun. Or, more literally, Paul interrupts himself before he has completed half of one sentence! “For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles…”Continue reading “Saturday 24th September 2022”
EPHESIANS 2 This is a chapter in two parts: The first ten verses describe our personal reconciliation to God and our resulting unity with him, whilst the remainder of the chapter describes the reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles in Christ and the resulting unity of Christ’s Body on earth. The first ten verses, then, tellContinue reading “Friday 23rd September 2022”
Sorry. A lot of words today! EPHESIANS 1 This letter contains more meat than a two-pound steak; don’t expect to digest it all at one sitting! Ephesians contains 155 verses of high protein biblical truth. In Paul’s time the city of Ephesus was the principal city of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and a vast commercialContinue reading “Thursday 22nd September 2022”
GALATIANS 6 “Carry each other’s burdens and, in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ” (v2). Now consider: “…for each one should carry their own load” (v5). How do we explain these two potentially contradictory verses? How does it explain a great deal of this chapter? The subtle balance between corporate and individualContinue reading “Wednesday 21st September 2022”
GALATIANS 5 If you have waited many thousands of years – since the dawn of history – for freedom, then its arrival seems especially good! Mankind, having been held captive by sin, by the Devil, and by religious legalism, has at long last found freedom in Christ. So, it is with extra urgency that PaulContinue reading “Tuesday 20th September 2022”
ISAIAH 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48 “I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams”. (Isaiah 44:3-4). This was spoken to a down-trodden captive nation in a pagan land, where no-one wanted toContinue reading “Monday 19th September 2022”
GALATIANS 4 “Are you still a slave or are you now free?” Paul asks this question of the Galatian believers, and the Holy Spirit asks the same one of us today. Up until then, the most god-fearing person in the world was an observant Jew, serving God and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Messiah. Continue reading “Sunday 18th September 2022”
GALATIANS 3 “Believe the gospel and receive the Holy Spirit”. “Believe the gospel and see miracles worked among us”. That is the message that Paul sends to his churches and to us. Perhaps our problem today is not that we expect to have to earn the presence and power of the Spirit, but that weContinue reading “Saturday 17th September 2022”
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