Sometimes reading the Bible feels foreign to us simply because of the strange way in which it was written. It was written for a by-gone people, living in by-gone eras. But, with a simple reading tip, most of that can be overcome relatively easily. Bible publishers have practised this tip
Following the format of the Proverbs, John gives us a pithy statement on how a Christian differs from the world. Like many of the Proverbs, there are three sets of parallel items, in effect, teaching us three lessons in one. And the world is passing away along with its desires,
COVID-19 produces mixed feelings about our place in the world. On the one hand we are grateful not to live in China, half of the European countries or most of North America. But at the same time we are anxious about the arrival of the virus in our own country.
Here are snippets, and added summary headings, from a sermon by Charles Spurgeon on the 1866 outbreak of Cholera in the city of London. (Full sermon transcript here) Let us be reminded of our Lord’s gracious purposes through pandemics (and enjoy the old English!). SENSE THE PAINWe have all felt
God’s people always have the upper hand in dealing with the troubles of this life. This is because of the “Perfect Partnership” between Truth and Love that defines all of our lives. This Perfect Partnership is foundational to our spiritual worship but also has some principles of relevance to our