Understanding The Apostle Paul

                “I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up.  I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it; rather I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.”                                                                                                                                                                 Galatians 1:11-12                 William Ramsay, in his Historical Commentary on Galatians, writes regarding the… Continue reading Understanding The Apostle Paul

The Road To The Cross

                “But Peter insisted emphatically, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.”   And all the others said the same.”                                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 14:31                 ““My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” He said to them.  “Stay here and keep watch.””                                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 14:34                 “Then everyone… Continue reading The Road To The Cross

What Time Is It?

                “It was just before the Passover Feast.  Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father.”                                                                                                                                                                                 John 13:1                 “Father, the time has come.”                                                                                                                                                                                 John 17:1                 In the second half of John’s Gospel has a simple little refrain which crops up from… Continue reading What Time Is It?

When I Heard These Things

                “When I heard these things, I sat down and wept.  For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.”                                                                                                                                                                 Nehemiah 1:4                 “O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your… Continue reading When I Heard These Things

Fulfillment Of Prophesy

                “The day for building your walls will come, the day for extending your boundaries.  In that day people will come to you from Assyria and  the cities of Egypt, even from Egypt to the Euphrates and from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.  The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants,… Continue reading Fulfillment Of Prophesy

Turning To The LORD

“Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the Temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.”                                                                                                                                                 Micah 3:12                 A number of years ago our Bible Study group was reflecting upon this text from the book of Micah.  It comes at the end of… Continue reading Turning To The LORD

Thoughts On Worship

      “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be… Continue reading Thoughts On Worship

Thoughts On Faith And Prayer

““O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you?  How long shall I put up with you?””                                                                                                                                                 Mark 9:19                 This week as I have been preparing for a message on Mark 8:31 to 9:32 I came across the following quotations which deal with the need for real faith as we… Continue reading Thoughts On Faith And Prayer