Tag: Forgiveness

  • What does Ephesians say about reconciliation?

    What does Ephesians say about reconciliation?

    We humans are not very good at living up close with others. This is especially true when we have a history of conflict with those others. Reconciliation isn’t easy. No matter how much you might want healing, it’s hardly ever a matter of just everybody getting on and pretending the hurts didn’t happen. In Paul’s…

  • The power of forgiveness (Ephesians 4:31–32)

    The power of forgiveness (Ephesians 4:31–32)

    Believers are to forgive, as God has forgiven us. Forgiveness is not only possible for believers, it’s also powerful for our lives and relationships.

  • Are you trying to redeem yourself? (Ephesians 1:6b–7)

    Are you trying to redeem yourself? (Ephesians 1:6b–7)

    When it comes to God, we can’t redeem ourselves. Redemption is something that God has to do—and has done—for us. This is why it’s such a wonderful thing.

  • A guilt-free Easter

    A guilt-free Easter

    I just got an ad in the letterbox: “Want to know how to give yourself a Guilt Free Easter this year?”

  • Zacchaeus: the man who stopped Jesus short (Luke 19:1-10)

    Zacchaeus: the man who stopped Jesus short (Luke 19:1-10)

    Jesus stopped short in Jericho because here he saw the perfect opportunity to show what his mission was all about. A man of contradictions. A humbled, even humiliated man. A lost man, raised up, found, restored.

  • Luther On Law

    This is an astonishingly profound and helpful summary of Luther’s understanding of the significance of God’s “Law”. I commend it especially to preachers. A warning though: Don’t try to read it on the run. You need some time and space to digest it properly. Luther On Law – Jono Linebaugh. PS Jono is a former…

  • Keeping the Solas Together

    From the Sola Panel One of the aims of the Sola Panel is to go back to basics, to remind ourselves of the importance of the ‘solas’ (i.e. scripture alone, faith alone, Christ alone, grace alone, glory to God alone). This post will look at one way in which these solas all fit together. I’m…

  • God, the universe and all that: Part 5

    From the Sola Panel This is the fifth instalment of a five-part series (Read parts 1, 2, 3 and 4) We’ve been looking at Psalm 8 and Hebrews 2, and have discovered that Jesus provides the solution to the puzzle of Psalm 8. Where do we see Jesus? We see him in the Gospels, those…

  • The most authentic – and heartwrenching – Christmas message I’ve heard this year

    From BBC news: Hannah Saaf, 28, of St Michael’s Hill in Kingsdown, Bristol, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Bristol Crown Court in September. Sam Riddall was killed in May as he walked with friends in Westbury-on-Trym on his way home from a church. The Bristol University law graduate had been travelling…