Tag = ‘faith’
This week I was due to preach on Mark 13, but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Instead, I thought I’d write a blog post using the material I gathered as part of my studying for the sermon. ..
This Lent as a church family we are reading through the letter of James, a couple of verses at a time. Today’s reading is this: You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds..
‘The LORD will fight for you; you only need to be still.’ In Exodus 14, the people of Israel have finally been allowed by Pharoah to leave Egypt. En masse, they arrived at the Red Sea, supposed..
This morning I read Hebrews 11, which is of course the famous ‘By faith..’ passage, listing various Old Testament examples of faithful followers of God, from Abel to Rahab before skipping over Gideon, David and Samuel in a single verse.
In Job 37 Elihu (the youngest of Job’s ‘friends’ in the conversation about his suffering) tells Job to ‘stop and consider the wondrous works of God’ (v14). From thunder and lightning to snow and rain, animals, whirlwinds and people, God made them all, is behind, above and beyond them all, upholds and sustains them all.
The following extract is from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , by Douglas Adams, concerning the Babel Fish : Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so min..
I read James 2 this morning, the almost infamous passage which apparently contradicts Paul’s theology that we are saved only by faith, that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. I don’t t..
I had a long conversation last night with a good friend about various theological topics. Some of them will find their way on here, in time. The first of them is the doctrine of assurance. How can..
At the end of last term we had a study week on Church Growth & Church Planting. It was a good week - one of the better study weeks. One of the points of interest for me was that, although the..
This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: since closed down) by Hueston Finlay on 13 June 2006. Someone once asked me to explain the Trinity to her. I did the standard thre..