In Jesus’ last night before he goes to the cross, He comforts his disciples even in light of Him going away.
God's personal Word to us in the Scriptures enables us to come to salvation in Jesus, and equips us to live a life worthy of our calling by training us in truth and righteousness.
Easter Sunday is the day we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death, and the good news that we serve a living Lord who has brought life and immortality to light for all who trust in him.
We take a close look at the death of Jesus to find out why we remember this day as a 'Good Friday’.
Through the mess of sin, we see the mastery of God as his promises remain unbroken.
The Joseph story helps us to see that when life turns upside-down, God is still in control, and he's still good.
The story of Genesis seems to be interrupted in Chapter 38 by this account of the life of Jacob’s 4th son Judah. But in the unfathomable sovereignty of God who continues to bring order out of chaos, the disaster of Chapter 38 becomes the key to God’s will to bless the world through him.
Jacob has been a liar since the time he was born, and we follow his footsteps here from the time he fled home to the time he returns. Although we see his lies catch up with him here, so does God, and in a demonstration of grace and mercy, God uses his trials to make him a new man.
The bible says our faith is proved genuine by the tests that come our way. In Genesis 22 we see how Abraham reacts to his biggest test of faith yet.
The promises of God are made more concrete here as God reaffirms his promise of a son to be born to Abraham and Sarah in 12 months time. This is a massive blessing, seen even more clearly in light of God’s judgment of Sodom that comes straight after his promise of blessing to Abraham. Even for us, God’s blessing is seen most clearly in light of judgment, as we get what we don’t deserve because Jesus got what we deserved.