Bible Talks by Ray Galea
Bible Text: John 5:16-30
In this passage we take the periscope into the Triune God. We see how the Son and the Father are both one and equal. However we also see how the Son's love for the Father is captured in submissive obedience. Equally, the Father's love for the Son is expressed by entrusting Jesus with the power to give life and to judge.
Bible Text: John 5:1-15
The 3rd miraculous sign in John is misread by both the man who is healed and the Jewish leaders. Will you let this Sign take you to the Son that you may be Saved.
Bible Text: Matthew 7:1-6
The most well know Bible verse for non-Christians is, “Do not judge” (Matthew 7:1). It’s meaning seems clear and it is from Jesus himself. But the situation is not as simple as it first seems. The Bible also says in 1 Corinthians 6:3, “Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!” So can we—should we—judge others?
Bible Text: Mark 8:27-38
Third mantra of the model world: Be True To Yourself. In what sense is it true and in what sense is it false?
Bible Text: Matthew 5:1-12
Happiness is now the criteria by which our culture determines what is right or wrong. One error is to turn happiness into an idol but the other error is ignore the important place of happiness for God’s people.