… We know the meaning of these words because Jesus Christ rescued us from this evil world we’re in by offering himself as a sacrifice for our sins. – Galatians 1:3-5 [MSG]
A few weeks ago, I finished reading the first five books of the Bible. These books contain so many laws God gave the Israelites through Moses that they left me feeling a bit down. I then started reading Galatians and, while reading the verses above, I was overwhelmed by God’s grace, and everything Jesus did for us. Continue reading
It’s easy to be sceptical about healings. I’m sure we’ve all read or heard stuff about the placebo effect. I’ve certainly been sceptical, despite all the evidence. There’s lots of stuff in the Bible, in both the Old and the New Testament, about people being healed. When I think of healing, the first Biblical story I think of is Matthew 9:2-7; Continue reading
I’ve recently started reading the book of Ezekiel, which isn’t necessarily the lightest of bedtime reading. At first glance the first 24 chapters seem like an account of God’s wrath on Israel, and perhaps the kind of thing that you don’t want to dwell on too much, because we know God to be a loving Father, and his wrath doesn’t tend to fit that picture very well. But God is constant; he doesn’t change. Continue reading
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