Name Above All Names

Isaiah 9:6, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Jesus Christ holds many names and titles. This prophetic point is to emphasise the greatness of His name.…

God’s Goodness & Mercy into the New Year

Psalm 23:6, Surely, goodness and mercy shall pursue me all the days of my life, and I shall return in the house of YHWH forever (own Hebrew translation). A fitting psalm for today—the last day of the year. At the close of every year, people assume the new year will be immediately better as if there’s some…

Christ the Centre of All Scripture

Acts 10:43, To [Jesus] all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name. Therefore, in order to fathom all the Scriptures, the reader must put Christ at the centre of it all. If he does not, he will be led into confusion and eventual despair, for he…

Christian Fellowship

Matthew 18:20, “Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” Any Christian who makes the absurd claim that they do not need to go to church does not fathom the full significance of Jesus’ words here. For church is not so much the location as it is those members who…

God Always Present in the Holy Spirit

John 16:7, “If I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you.” How is it that we have the audacity to question God and say, “Where are you? Why did you leave me?” A baptised Christian is never alone, for he has the…

“Here I Am!”

I’ve read the account of Paul’s conversion dozens of times, and every time I read it, I’m always struck by Paul’s/Saul’s statement, “Who are you, Lord” (Acts 9:5)? Jesus appeared to Paul, and he didn’t know who it was, so how did he have the sense to call Him Lord? In the commentary section, the…