The Distressing Dream (Daniel 7)

Our task as God’s people is to gather and mature followers of Jesus. But following Jesus can mean being rejected by our friends, misunderstood and even hated by people around us. Some Christians lose their jobs or even their lives because they follow Jesus. At the very least, following Jesus will mean missing out onContinue reading “The Distressing Dream (Daniel 7)”

The Daily Devotion (Daniel 6)

If being a Christian was a crime, would they find enough evidence to convict you? Living like Jesus is rare. Where do you see true, sacrificial love, a love that dies every day for the good of the others? We never have to look far to find Christians who are in it for what theyContinue reading “The Daily Devotion (Daniel 6)”

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)”