A strong spiritual challenge issued by Jesus against the religious leaders of Jerusalem is the theme of the next section of John chapter 7. Jesus makes the point that obedience is a necessary aspect of learning. The resistance of the scribes and pharisees is ultimately a matter of rebellion, not knowledge. In the same way,… Continue reading The Gospel of John – ”Right Judgement”
On one level, John 7:1-13 functions to set the stage for the rest of chapters 7 & 8. It also reveals to us some wrong views about Jesus that the Jewish people, including Jesus’ own brothers, had about Him. But a careful look at these verses also reveals that Jesus is both Messiah and Lord, which fits… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Trust God’s timing
God is the Ultimate Promise Keeper! The birth of Christ is the fulfilment of promises foretold throughout the prophecies of the Old Testament. The aim of this blog post is to encourage you in your faith as you read about some of God’s promises which are a glimpse into the events related to Jesus' birth,… Continue reading Christmas – A Promise Fulfilled
The Christmas Story is fitting Jesus Christ existed before he was conceived in Mary’s womb (John 1:1-4). You and I did not exist before conception. So when we speak of our coming into the world, or speak of John the Baptist’s being “sent from God” (John 1:6), we don’t mean that he, or we, existed before… Continue reading Why Christmas happened
Why Christmas Is for Everyone We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight.… Continue reading The perfect gift at Christmas
Stay Alert to the Signs He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.Revelation 22:20 In the pages of the Bible, God has given us “signs of the times,” we just have to look for them. And these signs are telling us that Jesus Christ is coming… Continue reading Is it the end of world as we known it?
The Problem Satan, the great deceiver, clothed himself as a serpent, one of God’s good creatures, and set out to trick Adam and Eve into disobeying their good and gracious God. After creating Adam and Eve, God had told them not to eat of the fruit of a certain tree in the Garden of Eden.… Continue reading How Do I Have a Relationship with God?
You have searched me, Lord , and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord , know it completely. You… Continue reading Is God Good?
What do we know about this amazing God, this God of miracles and creative wonder? Because God knows everything, I will go to Him with all my questions and concerns Christians believe God is actually three Persons, a "Trinity." Though the word "Trinity" isn't found in the Bible, in the very beginning of God's story,… Continue reading Who is God?
Since I was a young, I have always been a curious child. Stripping things apart to see how they work and then putting them back together (with some spare parts left) and it still worked! Haha. That curiosity has been with me my whole life. In my professional career I am a Business Analyst. In… Continue reading The Gospel Truth