A major goal of First John is to help us have assurance in our faith.
Grumbling and unbelief are the two sins that Israel committed in their wilderness journey that we must take care not to fall into.
Israel’s journey through the wilderness in Exodus and Numbers can be likened to the Christian life.
That anyone could commit the act of adultery while on honeymoon is almost beyond belief. Yet the incident of the golden calf in Exodus 32 was exactly that.
It is because we may pray in Jesus’ name that we can expect our prayers to be heard by God the Father.
The Jews’ encounter with God at Mt Sinai gives space for reflection on obedience and holiness.
How is the situation of the Israelites at the Red Sea like that of Christians after their conversion? We share both their difficulties, and their blessings.
When Paul rebukes the Christians in ancient Corinth, what is he getting at with the intriguing words “for Christ our Passover Lamb has been slain”?
There are many stories about Christians who have suffered incredible wrongs, yet have been able to offer forgiveness. You could rightly wonder how they manage to do it.
There seem to be three kinds of people in the world, who each react differently to being wronged.