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)”

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)”

The Deranged Demi-god (Daniel 4:1-37)

Behold Great Signs! (v1-18) Receive God’s Warnings! (v19-27) Humble Your Pride! (v28-33) Praise the Most High God (v34-37) Daniel 4:1-37 (NIV 2011) King Nebuchadnezzar, To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth: May you prosper greatly! 2 It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wondersContinue reading “The Deranged Demi-god (Daniel 4:1-37)”

The Danger at Dura (Daniel 3:1-30)

I’m Set Up For Good! (v1-7) Who Is Able To Deliver You? (v8-15) The God We Serve Is Able (v16-18) I Will Be With You (v19-25) Do You Trust In Him? (v26-30) Daniel 3:1-30 (NIV 2011) 3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide,[g] and set it up on theContinue reading “The Danger at Dura (Daniel 3:1-30)”