The Bible (Page 5)

The Bible (Page 5)

Who are You? Sealed with the Spirit

In this post I will considering the final blessing the Christian needs to know about their identity. Of course, there are many more blessings we could consider, but this is the final one in the passage of our consideration (Eph. 1:3-14). What is this blessing? The Christian is sealed with the Holy Spirit (cf. 2 Cor. 1:22, Eph. 1:13-14 and 4:30). The basic meaning of the…

Who are You? Chosen by the Father

Who are you? That is an interesting question and will have all sorts of answers depending on the individual and context. But if I was to ask the more precise question, who are you in the sight of God, this reduces the variety of answers. Ephesians 1:3-14 tells us who the Christian is in the sight of God. Consider what these verses say. The purpose of this post isn’t…

The Importance and Influence of a Godly Woman

A godly woman is a precious and priceless gift of God. A woman shapes the way people speak, behave and even influence others. What makes a woman influential in a lasting and God honouring way is not her position, education, personality or background. The basis of her lasting influence is her character (Prov. 31:10-31). A godly woman is the best kind of woman to have…

The Bible is One Book

The Bible is one book, not two. Sure there are multiple covenants, and things progress, change, and develop throughout the book. The story of God’s people is variegated. It is not dualistic, however. The distinction between the Old Testament and New Testament is a distinction which we (i.e. publishers, and those who read their editions of the Bible) have made. Ironically…

Wrong Worship

There is a kind of worship that is sensual, ungodly and corrupt. This kind of worship is wrong. What makes it wrong is that it is not done in accordance to God’s way. Wrong worship comes to God on the basis and by means of man’s ways and not God’s. Scripture is filled with examples of wrong worship. I have only selected a few examples that illustrate the corrupt practice…

Pride and Prayerlessness

Prayerlessness in the life of a Christian is actually an issue of pride. Think about it, an aspect of praying is asking God for help. So if you are not asking God for help, you are relying on your own abilities and are showing by your actions that you don’t need His help. Even though we may create excuses of busyness or forgetfulness, in the final analysis, prayerlessness…

The Necessary Components of Genuine Worship

What is needed for worship? It is common for people to think that the necessary components of worship are lighting, a band, instruments, and perhaps a good voice etc., but does that create spiritual worship? Paul declared to his readers, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God,…