I previously talked about the record of Israel demanding a king, and briefly touched on the warning that Samuel gave to the elders of Israel before they confirmed they wished for a king. I’m going to have another look at this passage, specifically at verses 11-18; as I think there are some interesting parallels between […]Read More Parallels between Samuel’s Warning To Israel about a King and modern governments.
Numbers 14:21 had immediate implications for the people of Israel, but it has contemporary implications for believers too.Read More The Future Foundation Of God’s Promise in Numbers 14:21
1And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba. 3 His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice. […]Read More Israel demands a King
I don’t know what I’d do, but I wouldn’t want it to be the state’s decision.Read More The Alfie Evans case and the creeping power of the state.
The disciples dropped everything to follow Jesus, and it cost them still more.Read More Leaving Everything to Follow Jesus
Over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. One major theme that has come again to the forefront of my meditations is the collision I find between my beliefs and the world around me. No one wants to be the voice that dissents with all the others around—it an uncomfortable life, […]Read More Truth lovers will be hated.
Matthew 18:14 does not imply that God wills for all men to come to himself.Read More Who are “these little ones” in Matthew 18:14?
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. (Revelation 12:11).Read More Christians will be censored. And we’ll survive.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42 ESV) In reading the New Testament, it is striking to see how simple the church was at its earliest. We can see this vividly in the second chapter of Acts, where it is described […]Read More Devotions of the Church: Acts 2:42
There are various kinds of people that will end up in your Church on any given Sunday. I think it is useful to think about what those kinds of people are, and how we can plan to help them in our congregation. There are four major categories of unbelievers: nominal Christians, people looking for answers, […]Read More The 4 Kinds Of Unbelievers In Your Church & What They Need