grace


FORGIVENESS – A TRUE STORY  

The scene is a Truth and Reconciliation courtroom in South Africa.   A frail black woman rises slowly to her feet. She is something over 70 years of age. Facing across the room are several white security police officers, one of whom, Mr van der Broek, has just been tried and found implicated in the murders of both the woman’s son …Continue reading →

In His Presence

Dear Family I am enjoying our “Journey through the Psalms” on a Sunday morning so much. Never before did I realize just how rich and complete the psalms actually are. It’s clearly no wonder that these were used by the ancient (and present) lovers of God to express their devotion, confidence in, inner feelings, fears, faith, hope and pure love …Continue reading →

Alert And Sober Minds

ALERT AND SOBER MINDS Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance (1 Peter 1:13-14). “Straightforward and serious, not exaggerated, emotional or silly” …Continue reading →

One In The Bond Of Love

ONE IN THE BOND OF LOVE “It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for you with the affection of Christ …Continue reading →

A Church Is Born

A CHURCH IS BORN “Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all God’s people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:1. Today we embark on a journey through another of Paul’s letters, this time one with a completely different …Continue reading →

From God’s Perspective

FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE “But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult with human beings. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles …Continue reading →

Hot Under The Collar

HOT UNDER THE COLLAR “Paul, an apostle – sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead – and all the brothers and sisters with me. To the churches in Galatia: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ who gave …Continue reading →

Is God Finished With Israel?

IS GOD FINISHED WITH ISRAEL? “I ask then: Did God reject His people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject His people whom He foreknew. Don’t you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah – how he appealed to God against Israel. ‘Lord, …Continue reading →

A River Of Consequences

A RIVER OF CONSEQUENCES “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings because …Continue reading →

It’s All Grace!

IT’S ALL GRACE! “It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, because the law brings wrath. And where there is …Continue reading →