I am reading through Luke these days and in Chapter 17 I found a nice little lesson on healing from Jesus' healing of the ten lepers. To set the scene we find our Lord leaving his home turf (Galilee) and entering into Samaria (actually at the border of the two territories) on his way to … Continue reading A Lesson on Healing
I was recently reading the story of the prodigal son in Luke Chapter 15 and it naturally led me to thinking about rebellion and why we (and more specifically I) rebel. For those not familiar with the story of the prodigal son or in need of a refresher it is the story of the younger … Continue reading On Rebellion and Identity
While I do not think that birthdays are explicitly prohibited by the bible I do think that it's interesting to note that in the only two mentions of birthdays in the bible, a man was effectively sentenced to death on that same day. First, in the story of Joseph, we see that on Pharaoh's birthday … Continue reading Birthdays for Christ!
I continue my study of the epistles with Paul (and Timothy)'s letter to the Colossians. This letter discusses aspects of the nature of Christ and warns against false doctrines, amongst other things. Notes on the Book of Colossians To please the Lord we must have the full knowledge of his will, which is a spiritual … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Colossians
This is a pretty diverse epistle in terms of content, containing discussion of Paul's imprisonment and varied advice on the conduct of a Christian. Notes on the Book of Philippians "I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Philippians
Please find the second part of my notes on Ephesians below. Notes on the Book of Ephesians - Chapters 4-6 We should be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with our brothers in love to maintain unity in the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:2-3). The "Unity" Proclamation: "There is one body and one Spirit...one Lord, one faith, … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Ephesians – Part 2 – Chapters 4-6
To paraphrase from Paul's epistle, to the Saints who are reading this blog post, "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 1:2 English Standard Version). This epistle covers a variety of topics including regeneration, church relations and social relations. I have broken this up into two parts … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Ephesians – Part 1 – Chapters 1-3