1 Samuel 12: 19-25…. Agreements between two parties.

And all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for ourselves a king.” And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet doContinue reading “1 Samuel 12: 19-25…. Agreements between two parties.”

1 Peter 2: 22-25….The Easter Event – fact and purpose.

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin andContinue reading “1 Peter 2: 22-25….The Easter Event – fact and purpose.”

1 Peter 2:9-12….A high Calling.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, butContinue reading “1 Peter 2:9-12….A high Calling.”

1 Peter 2: 4-8….Corporate living.

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture:“Behold, I amContinue reading “1 Peter 2: 4-8….Corporate living.”

1 Peter 1: 22- 2: 3…. A mixed pot.

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; Comment: This sentence sounds like one that I write before myContinue reading “1 Peter 1: 22- 2: 3…. A mixed pot.”

1 Samuel 10: 1b – 8…..Three evidences to follow for Saul.

And this shall be the sign to you that the LORD has anointed you to be prince over his heritage. When you depart from me today, you will meet two men by Rachel’s tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah, and they will say to you, The donkeys that you went to seek areContinue reading “1 Samuel 10: 1b – 8…..Three evidences to follow for Saul.”

Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened byContinue reading “Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.”

Hebrews 12: 25-29… There is more to come!

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more IContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 25-29… There is more to come!”

Hebrews 12: 18-24…. A comparison.

For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If evenContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 18-24…. A comparison.”

Hebrews 12: 14-17…. Moral requirements.

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy likeContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 14-17…. Moral requirements.”