Face Off

Daniel 28:8b – I, Daniel was deeply troubled by my thoughts, and my face turned pale (NIV). “What do you all think of this outfit?” We all hemmed and hawed over our answers because Auntie’s  purple/green print suit was simply awful. The colour was garish, the hem too short and the sleeves too long. (And […]

Jesus Was Condemned for Me

The death was humiliating and cruel… a public ridicule reserved for the most despicable criminals.  More than simply a punishment for a deed of injustice, crucifixion was designed to make the condemned completely vulnerable, humiliated and cause them to suffer the most horrible pain imaginable (hence the word “excruciating”).  It was a death of disgrace […]

God Is Not Hiding Truth: Jesus Is the Light

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Ever had a person tell you something and then say, “Don’t tell anyone”?  Then a few days later someone else tells you the same secret and says, “don’t tell anyone.”  You begin to wonder how many people know this secret. Jesus told parables to crowds which left many wondering about their meanings.  Later Jesus explained them to his close disciples.  In […]

Understanding God’s Word

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They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. (Nehemiah 8:8) Scripture has been given to guide our lives, to illuminate our steps, so we must know what it teaches. God has not thrown his Word into our laps and left […]