Tag Archives: Christian life

Hall of Fame: Enoch

Hebrews 11:5,6 We know even less about Enoch than about Abel. Compared with his contemporaries, his life was short; but his witness was powerful. “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (Genesis … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Eyes on the prize

Five wise virgins (Numbers 27:1-11) In an intensely patriarchal society such as ancient Israel, daughters do not normally inherit any share of the family estate. But a certain Israelite (Zelophehad) has died at some point during the nation’s wanderings without … Continue reading

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The normal Christian life (part 2)

Mark 8:27-9:29 (read part 1 here) So should the normal Christian life be a never-ending victory parade? It looks as though it ought to be, but I’ve found three reasons in this section of Mark’s gospel why it isn’t. Mark … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: The flesh and the Spirit

Galatians 5:19-26 The battle against sin may have been decisively won when Jesus died on the Cross, but our sinful nature has a powerful hold on us and refuses to admit defeat – which makes further conflict inevitable, even after … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: The Law and the Spirit

Galatians 5:13-18 But there was much more to the Jewish Law than the issues raised by the Judaisers (circumcision and diet). Without the restraining influence of its moral demands, surely Gentile converts would continue to live in their sinful, pagan … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: Slaves or sons?

Galatians 4:1-20 The difference between the old covenant of law and the new covenant of grace is like the difference between being a servant and being a son (or daughter) of the family. Servants can retain their position only for … Continue reading

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The Kings Highway

Isaiah 35 The path of the King (verses 1-7) Isaiah was called to prophesy to a nation who thought they could work out their own salvation (in a political sense). They would fail; and the inevitable consequence of trying to … Continue reading

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