Post-Christian Europe needs followers of Jesus who understand that the Gospel is powerful in itself. We should not hold onto the privileges of old religious structures.
Outside of Genesis, what do we know about the flood?
Peter tells us that we have been called to blessing, in order to inherit a blessing.
The Bible gives us some very interesting insight into the minds of those who have committed a serious crime.
The danger of deception lies not only in the fact that we are not what we appear to be, but also in ending up believing that we are something other than our true selves. A review of “Smoke and Mirrors” (2016).
As Paul says, people ought to regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 4:1).
Donald Trump is the President of the most powerful country in the world; and no doubt before entering into office he thought that all he had to do was give the orders and they would be carried out.
Compassion should always be our over-riding motivation, and we should always offer people a way out of their situation; otherwise our words are only condemnation.
Joseph could have become a spoiled success, an adolescent who dreams of power, receives power, and remains adolescent.
Who are the people who have made a positive difference to our lives along the way? And have we remembered them?
The Bible is not like our Western society. It does not glorify sex. But it certainly does not avoid it.
Sexual immorality really does open a doorway for the devil, not only in one’s own life, but in the whole community.
He will ensure that ultimately justice is done; for he is a God of justice.
Cheating and deceit may benefit us in the short term, but in the longer term they will take us away from God’s presence and from his purpose.
I was reminded of Ishmael when recently I saw a homeless teenage boy being interviewed on TV. He explained that he was on the streets because his step-father had thrown him out of the house.
A closer look at one of Jesus' problematic grandmothers.
What are our hopes and aspirations for old age - if God allows us to reach that point in life? None of us can escape the ageing process: Outwardly we are wasting away, but inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
No longer is each day a struggle to work hard for Jesus, so that I can receive his approval. I know he accepts me because I have received his free gift of eternal life and grace.
When we react badly to a situation, do something that is wrong or mess up, how do we react? Cain’s example shows that we can either master sin, or we can let sin have us.
God has given every one of us certain privileges, abilities and gifts. What are we going to do with them?