The Disembodied Decree (Daniel 5)

When we left Daniel at the end of chapter 4, we heard these stunning words from the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar: ‘Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.’Continue reading “The Disembodied Decree (Daniel 5)”

At Home with the Lord (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10)

Some people like camping. Some people love camping. But I’m not one of them. Sure, I’ve got plenty of fond memories of setting up a tent in the backyard or by the beach. And just as many memories of lying on rocks, breathing smoke from campfires, and meeting friendly mosquitoes. Okay, so maybe camping isn’tContinue reading “At Home with the Lord (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10)”

Are We Listening? (Romans 4:11)

Romans 4:1-25 (NKJV) What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 4Continue reading “Are We Listening? (Romans 4:11)”

Sown Perishable, Raised Imperishable (1 Corinthians 15:29-49)

Do Not Be Led Astray (v29-34) Transformed, Not Disembodied or Reanimated (v35-41) Spiritual Bodies Like Christ (v42-49) 1 Corinthians 15:29-49 (NIV 2011) 29 Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptised for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptised for them? 30 AndContinue reading “Sown Perishable, Raised Imperishable (1 Corinthians 15:29-49)”

It is Finished (John 19:30)

Think of the most influential people in history: Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Churchill, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs. For me, one of them has to be Queen Elizabeth I. When she died aged 69, she had ruled England for 44 glorious years. Imagine what you could do in that time! Yet, when she was dying, sheContinue reading “It is Finished (John 19:30)”