It’s one of those rarely-read narratives in the bible: the story of Micah from the book of
Judges—not to be confused with the prophet of the same name. We catch a glimpse of the way small deceptions can lead to massive consequences, but also of the way God can sovereignly redeem the whole mess for good.
The prayer of a righteous man (or woman!) is powerful and effective (James 5:16) . That’s sorted then… but what to think if neither power nor effect of the prayer seems to be in evidence? We’re going to try and unpack this: there's a link link between our prayer life and the picture we have of God.
We are tackling the theme of Hope from our motto text, with the help of a reading from
Peter’s first epistle—trials are expected and even necessary, yet we have the resurrection hope of the elect, the glorious joy of salvation.
Trinity Sunday, and we’re reading the final words of two kings: king David, and King
Jesus. In both cases, the Father and the Spirit are prominent participants. We were thinking
about the Kingship of Jesus in relation to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and it’s of course
hardly possible to read the Great Commission without realising that we are ambassadors for
Following on from last week, another thought on prayer. Specifically, from Psalm 63 we considered the concept of investing in prayer. \'Because your love is better than life, my
lips will glorify you.\' Is this hyperbole? What might that look like?
Faith. If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9) . That’s easy then… or is it? This is the key verse we unpacked, and found that this simple sentence implies a thoroughgoing revolution in our life.