To know God's love, to show God's love

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Between the Holy and the Unholy

In the Wilderness the holy God living among an unholy people, the Levites were called to maintain the sacrifices and the tabernacle that protected the one from the other. In order to maintain the vertical relationship between each Israelite and his holy God, a great, horizontal network of relationships among the Israelites was necessary, with…

Our Easter

Easter is celebrated globally as a holiday, it’s recognised as a central part of the church calendar, but is it personal. Paul could say, “thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:57). Is it that personal for us? Is this Our Easter?

Prepare for War

The first chapter of Numbers is a census of the Israelite people, but not the kind of census we might expect. It counts only men, and of the men it counts only the men able to fight in the army. This isn’t a simple numbering of the population, this is a preparation for war, this…

How to love the church

Towards the close of 2 Corinthians Paul, talking about his upcoming visit to the church, confesses that he is afraid: afraid that he will not find the church as he wants to find it, afraid that they will have been led astray from a sincere devotion to Christ, afraid that if he is forced to…

The True Measure

In 2 Corinthians 12 Paul’s ‘boasting’ takes another turn as he asks, Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? 2 Cor. 12:19 Because what Paul has been doing hasn’t been about protecting his own position or reputation but helping the Corinthian church. His parody of boasting is about…