The Rich Man & Lazarus

Luke 16:19-31. This story confronts us with the sobering reality of man’s ultimate destiny in the afterlife, either in heaven or hell. The rich man only lived for this life and love of money and never coming to the saving knowledge of Christ. Lazarus found the eternal comfort and peace that the gospel offers to […]

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What Child is This?

Luke 2:8-20. One of the carols puts forth the all-important question “What Child is This?”. So many know the events of the Christmas story, without knowing the actual meaning. Who was born that day? Why did He need to come? And what does it mean for you or me? May God answer these questions afresh […]

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The Gospel of Grace

Acts 20:24. Why is the gospel “good news”? Is it true that someone can be saved in a moment of faith, without works? What does a person really have to do to be saved? Isn’t “just believing” too easy? As we consider the astounding, pure gospel of grace afresh it deeply encourages us in our […]

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By Grace & Not by Works

Ephesians 2:8-9 , Galatians 3:22-25. Why did Paul make sure the word ‘grace’ featured in the opening and closing passages of all his epistles? If the law of Moses was perfect why can none of us be justified by the ‘works of the law’? We are saved by grace through faith not by works of […]

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By His Grace

1 Corinthians 15:8-10, Ephesians 2:8-10. Two important truths for us to understand more and more are (1) how unworthy we are to receive anything from God as sinners, and (2) how much His grace has been abundantly poured out upon us. Oh how that should create such thankfulness and praise in our lives! (One mistake […]

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There is only One Gospel

Gal 2:1-10. In light of opposition to his ministry, Paul demonstrates that both his apostleship and his gospel came directly from The Lord. He also shows that the apostles in Jerusalem, unlike the false teachers from there, believed the same gospel. There is only one gospel, the gospel of grace.

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The Divine Origin of the Gospel

Gal 1:11-24. The false teachers (Judaizers) who were influencing the young churches of Galatia were questioning Paul’s authority and message. Paul clearly shows that He functioned independently as an apostle before he met the others and that his gospel came, not from men, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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Grace & Peace to You

Gal 1:1-5. Oh Grace to you today! And the peace that follows it. These words, used in Paul’s opening salutation to the churches in Galatia, capture the essence of the gospel and the Christian’s blessed experience. May we walk in His grace today and sense His prevailing peace! 

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Man’s Demerit & God’s Unmerited Favour

Through the Bible, we see that Man’s demerit over and against God’s unmerited favour. These 2 doctrines help us understand the glorious gospel. Man is a bankrupt debtor with nothing to offer, no righteousness, no merit, no answer, no defense. He is undeserving and unworthy and yet becomes the great benefactor of God’s matchless grace. […]

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To Live is Christ

Phil 1:19-28. While on one hand Paul considers the immeasurable blessing of going on to heaven, he also recognizes the privilege and need to remain here on earth with a ministry to people. He concludes that to live is Christ, holding the desire that Christ be magnified in his life and also in his death. […]

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