Peace with God

John 14:27, “My peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” People think Jesus came for world peace. These people do not know Jesus. He Himself says He came not to bring […]

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God Always Answers

Psalm 118:21, I thank You that You have answered me and have become my salvation. This prayer is not always easy to say. God always answers our prayers, but it is not always with acquiescence. Sometimes, He answers with a refusal to our prayers. Either way, we have cause to praise Him. When we are humbled, […]

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Delivered from Darkness

Colossians 1:13-14, [God the Father] has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. When we look at our surrounding circumstances—terrorism, wars, school shootings, mass murder, serial killers, abusive parents, rapists, and so on—it is easy for us […]

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It’s Not Okay, But I Forgive You

Marriage, when based on God’s Word, serves so many wonderful functions. It is is the foundation of the familial unit, which is the foundation of our society. It is also a reflection of Christ’s relationship with His bride, the church.  “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife […]

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The First and the Last

Matthew 20:16, “So the last will be first, and the first last.” A difficult text to interpret. But when put in its proper context of the labourers in the vineyard (vv. 1-15), perhaps it’s not too difficult (indeed, all verses must be interpreted in their given context, otherwise it makes no sense and we become unfaithful […]

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Bearing Our Cross

Luke 9:23 is a well-known passage amongst us Christians, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Yet this passage is often misinterpreted. Most contend this passage is a generalisation about discipleship—that we have to be Christlike in all circumstances. Whilst I concede being Christlike is a […]

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Forgiveness for All Sins

1 John 1:8-9, If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. It could not be any clearer. We are all sinners. If we deny this, […]

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The Baptism of Our Lord

Matthew 3:17, And behold, a voice from Heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were present in the beginning (John 1:1-5). Now here at Christ’s Baptism, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are present again. Why would Christ—a sinless man—need to be baptised? We are baptised […]

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Saved in a Damned World

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world with the result that He gave His begotten Son in order that all who believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life” (own Greek translation). Why did the world need saving? Because it’s damned. Thus, Christ came not to judge and kill, for the Law already judges […]

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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 […]

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