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A Masterly and Moving Introduction – Romans 1:1-4 2/10/2014

In this introduction, Paul says something about who he is and something about what his gospel is. Who is Paul? He is the servant of God, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God. What is his gospel? Well, it’s not his but ... read more

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’” – Psalm 14 2/3/2014

This psalm is about the stupidity and wickedness of those who ignore God and exploit people as if there would never be a day of reckoning. But, there is the assurance that God sees what is happening, acts on behalf of those who are hurt, and will ... read more

When God Seems to Have Forgotten Us – Psalm 13 1/27/2014

King David was a man who lost touch with God, and he poured out his soul in a psalm. He had a deep sense of being abandoned by God. But David finishes his psalm very different from how he began it. He still does not see God, but he knows there is a ... read more

God’s Greatness and Goodness – Psalm 8 1/20/2014

“LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” David writes in each of the first and last verses of Psalm 8. What that glorious cry of delight sandwiches is a celebration of God’s greatness and a celebration of God’s goodness ... read more

“Deliver Me, My God” – Psalm 3 1/13/2014

In Psalm 3 King David is losing. The game looks like it is completely over. No-one gives him any chance at all. But he will find victory. It won’t be because of his determination. It won’t be because of his battle skills. It won’t be because ... read more

Finding the Right Way Forward - Acts 16:6-10 1/6/2014

At the start of a new year – or a new phase of life – or a new relationship – or being in a new place, we may not be sure what lies ahead. With patience and with perseverance from us, the God who already knows it all perfectly will make his ... read more

The First Witnesses of the Good News – Luke 2:8-20 12/30/2013

God’s thoughts and God’s ways are not only higher than ours, they’re better. We would never have thought of any of these details of God’s plan because we would never have thought of the plan. We wouldn’t have thought humans like us were ... read more

The Baby Born in the Humblest of Circumstances – Luke 2:1-7 12/23/2013

The Savior of the world was born. A miracle? Certainly, but a miracle planned in the heart of God long before any of us were made, and wonderfully and powerfully carried out so that we might know him and find the joy and wonder of salvation. read more

Extraordinary Submission – Luke 1:34-38 12/16/2013

This study is about a young, Jewish girl from Galilee called Mary who trusted her heavenly Father and went forward with faith and confidence to do his will. The angel of God, Gabriel, has told Mary she will conceive a son. Her son, yes, but also ... read more

The Most Surprising Pregnancy in Human History – Luke 1:26-33 12/9/2013

Luke begins his gospel with a surprise pregnancy, the story of how Zechariah and Elizabeth came to have a baby even in their very old age. Now – from Jerusalem – Luke moves the story north to a modest-sized town called Nazareth, and another ... read more

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