Colossians 2: 8-15…..Packed full of life-changing truth.

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all ruleContinue reading “Colossians 2: 8-15…..Packed full of life-changing truth.”

Mark 2: 1-12….Healing the unseeable!

And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. AndContinue reading “Mark 2: 1-12….Healing the unseeable!”

Mark 1: 1-5…..The Son of God

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,who will prepare your way,the voice of one crying in the wilderness:Prepare the way of the Lord,make his paths straight,’”John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism ofContinue reading “Mark 1: 1-5…..The Son of God”

Galatians 3: 10-14….Doubled Curses

For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shallContinue reading “Galatians 3: 10-14….Doubled Curses”

Galatians 2: 17-21….What if I still sin?

But if, in our endeavour to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might liveContinue reading “Galatians 2: 17-21….What if I still sin?”

1 Samuel 15: 22-29…Obedience v Sacrifice.

And Samuel said,“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,as in obeying the voice of the LORD?Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,and to listen than the fat of rams.For rebellion is as the sin of divination,and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry.Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,he hasContinue reading “1 Samuel 15: 22-29…Obedience v Sacrifice.”

1 Peter 4: 7-11….Looking to the future.

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewardsContinue reading “1 Peter 4: 7-11….Looking to the future.”

1 Peter 3: 18-22… What does it mean?

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in theContinue reading “1 Peter 3: 18-22… What does it mean?”

James 5: 13-20…. Final thoughts.

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one whoContinue reading “James 5: 13-20…. Final thoughts.”

Hebrews 11: 32-40… The list goes on.

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out ofContinue reading “Hebrews 11: 32-40… The list goes on.”