New Creations

2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. This must be read in its immediate context. Prior to this, Paul wrote on the ministry of the new covenant, which has not come by the letter (such as with ink or […]

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That God Would Send His Son

Romans 8:3, For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh. The law cannot save; only faith can save. The flesh is too weak to keep the law—our will is too […]

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Reason Thwarted

1 Corinthians 1:19, For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” When we receive faith, all prior wisdom is destroyed and all prior rationality is thwarted. For when we receive faith, we realise our foolishness and see that we understand nothing. Such humility […]

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Hymns: “Be Thou My Vision”

“Be Thou My Vision” is a well-known and well-loved hymn. Though it was originally written over 1400 years ago, it was not translated from its Old Irish text until the early 1900’s. The hymn is attributed to a monk nicknamed Dallán Forgaill; the first name meant “blind one,” though he supposedly regained his sight. He […]

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The Murderer over the Saviour

Luke 23:18, But they all cried out together, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas.” In our post-resurrection timeframe, it is easy for us to point the finger at this crowd and say, “How could they do that? How could they demand the freedom of a murderer over the freedom of their Saviour?” I […]

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Proclaiming the Word Boldly

Acts 4:19-20, But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” Standing before the council of the Sadducees, Peter and John had to answer for what they […]

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We Die Blameless

John 8:21, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.” Whom is Jesus speaking to here? Unbelieving Pharisees. When Jesus said this to them, they thought it meant Jesus was going to kill Himself (v. 22). But He made a distinction […]

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Do not Deceive Yourself

Galatians 5:24, But those of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its sufferings and its lusts. (Own Greek translation.) Therefore, when we are tempted with all sorts of sins and lusts, we must not deceive ourselves and think we can give in just because we are in Christ. For Christ died and rose from the dead […]

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Being Single and Lonely

From a young age I’ve always been lonely. I started playing video games when I was 3-years-old, which is an isolated hobby. Fortunately, though, it is a growing community where gamers no longer have to be alone. I’ve always loved to write (hence this blog I started), so I prefer to sit at my desk […]

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