Spiritual Adultery

The history of the nation of Israel in the Old Testament has been a tableau of God’s unending love and faithfulness on one hand, and Israel’s continual unfaithfulness to its covenant-making God on the other hand. God had always been faithful to His covenant promises with Israel, but Israel followed after false gods of the […]

The Essential Point Of Christianity

Mark 8:38 says this, “for whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the Holy Angels”. Now, what in the world does it mean to be ashamed of Christ? […]

The Disciple’s Cross

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36) (Mark 8:36) Man’s insatiable desire for the things of this world – the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life are the results of the Fall (cf. […]

THE GREAT MYSTERY WHY SOME PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO REJECT GOD’S OFFER OF SALVATION

I think the parable of the sower or parable of the soils in Matthew 13 provides us in a very meaningful way the reasons to this very intriguing question. At the fore is satan himself who takes the seed that falls on the beaten path. The soil is so hard, the seed cannot germinate because […]

THE FALLACY OF PROOF-TEXTING

I must admit i used to be a part of the vast majority of Christians today who are very guilty of proof-texting, and by that i mean we love the Bible so much that we tend to want to say, “If the Bible says it, that settles it”. Now, i know the motive behind that […]

THE EUPHORIC RETURN FROM EXILE

Psalm 126 Psalm 126 would seem to be linked to Psalm 137 as it refers to the return from the Babylonian captivity, but we’re not really certain Psalm 126 alludes to it. New American Standard Bible says, “When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion,…”, but the New International version has, “When the […]

A CALL TO UNITY

(cf. Colossians 3:12-16) Ephesians chapter 4 deals with 2 issues which are crucially needed in the modern church as a whole, and those are, unity and the giftedness of every believer as a called, gifted, and full-time minister of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those are the 2 major truths of chapter 4. But it is […]

WHAT SHOULD THE AMBITION OF CHRISTIANS BE

(cf. 1 Thess. 4:11) What do you think should be the ambition of Christians? The Apostle Paul answers this question quite succinctly when he says to the believers in Thessalonica, “…make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands,…so that you will behave properly […]

HOW CAN WE SING YAHWEH’S SONG IN A FOREIGN LAND?

(Psalm 137) Psalm 137 relates to the experience of the Jewish captivity and exile to Babylon sometime between 588BC to 586BC. And if we can put ourselves back in a Jewish frame of mind, i think we can catch the pathos and empathy with which we can feel what these people must have felt as […]

BELIEVERS ARE ON A CONFLICT

(cf. Eph. 6:10-18) Christians are on a spiritual conflict. We struggle against the evil one as much as we struggle against our own selves. Disunity, apathy, false teachers are the schemes satan employs to make the church look in a bad light to the unbelieving world. The apostle Paul says we’ve got to be prepared […]

ABRAHAM JUSTIFIED BY FAITH

(Romans 5:1-25) The book of Romans is a wonderful book, and it does for me what no other book in the Bible does for me. It’s the book where the Apostle Paul laid out his systematic theology, and it’s built precept upon precept to clearly reveal to us how Christianity is structured. Chapter 3 verses […]

ASSURED ACCESS, ASSURED FREEDOM

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,” (Heb. 10:19) I believe so strongly in the security of the believer, and i base this belief on God’s promise that we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus. King James has the […]