Amnon’s assault of his sister Tamar further exposes the systemic sin of sexual immorality in the House of David. Today, Christ’s sacrifice for sin cleanses, heals and restores all who bear such shame and guilt.
When the Prophet Nathan confronted King David with the king’s adultery, he demonstrated the challenges that face all those who would speak God’s truth to a sinful and fallen world both in his time and today.
Trials in life come for three reasons: to manifest the life of Christ in us; to prepare us an external reward; and to commend us as ministers of the Gospel.
There are consequences to our actions. Sowing to the flesh reaps destruction, but sowing to the Spirit reaps eternal life.
In this new series, More Than Conquerors, we want to consider how God’s people followed him in times of adversity. In Jeremiah 1, what God reveals to Jeremiah about his life and ministry is true not only of Jeremiah but also of us.
Peter’s call to action is a call to renew our Hope and the pursuit of Holiness, both of which will be brought to perfection on the day of Christ’s return.
The Lord allows the events of history to happen. By examining his ways with his people in the past we can gain insight on how we are to respond to our current crisis.
Peter blesses God for the hope of an eternal inheritance and also for his testing and proving of our faith in the midst of trials which is for our good, turning us toward him and resulting in joy.
At a time of uncertainty, we need to listen to the voice of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who tends, defends, and feeds his flock.
The story of David and Mephibosheth answers the question of what makes someone a giver, while the story of David and Ziba tells us what makes someone a taker.
Paul knows that he is leaving the Thessalonians in a situation where there is conflict and persecution and he wants to show them how to have peace amidst such stormy circumstances.