“You rob me of my biscuit, and I’ll steal your favourite cookie!” Is this not “an eye for an eye”? For those who enjoy biscuits, it sure is. But imagine if someone said “when he steals one cookie, hand him the whole cookie jar”. You have got to be kidding, right?
Is it possible to possess the power to make a promise, not just a promise but to make an oath backed by something powerful, when there isn’t a blind hope of having the power to change even the smallest thing?
In a world where “flaunting” is prevalent, bolstered by “it’s all about me!”, has consideration been given to there possibly being a reverse message here regarding sexual purity where we are asked to think “it’s all about you” insofar as helping others to remain pure?
An advantage when unwittingly breaking an ‘everyday’ law is one is only found out should a watchful eye notice your transgression. But, God’s holy laws are not only set by Him, He has a watchful eye looking over us at all times. Then Christ adds to the anguish by announncing that He did not come […]
What A Morning! The tomb is empty, except for some old grave-clothes and a stranger dressed in white asking a couple of bewildered women “why are you seeking the living amongst the dead?”
The skies turn black. An earthquake causes the temple curtains to rip in two exposing the holy-of-holies. Those that demanded death got what they wanted; “IT IS FINISHED!” What are we to do with Sunday?
Mark opens his gospel with a flourish, a gripping story of Jesus’ life, claiming it to be for the good of every living person, and then ends on a cliff-hanger with women running away from the empty tomb. What is this unfinished story trying to tell us?
“Please pass the salt, and while you’re about it, would you mind turning on the light?” These are not exactly life-changing requests. But, what if this has to do with our characteristics as Christians?
Imagine being told “You’re Blessed If You Have Nothing”. The modern world would scoff, loudly! And, if that’s not enough, added to it is “You’re Blessed If You Give Everything”. But what are the benefits listening to scoffs over the words of our Lord Jesus?