Acts 19:28-32. The reaction of the Ephesian silversmiths to Paul’s preaching gives us an explanation for why the nations choose to rebel against God.
Psalm 2. From within the midst of difficulty, the psalmist shows believers four aspects of life in a world that has rebelled against God.
Psalm 1. The prologue to the Book of Psalms shows Christians the ideal perspective for how they are to view life in this world: righteousness brings blessing; wickedness brings judgment.
Psalm 138:4-5. David’s psalm gives believers a vision of kings who sing the glories of the one true God.
Isaiah 45:5. I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Rev 11:17-18 – All heaven will rejoice at the justice King Jesus brings. God wins, and this is good news.
Psalm 58 – David knew a lot about injustice. So too did Jesus. This Psalm gives us a way forward – a song to sing.
Proverbs 15:29. A compact saying with profound impact.
1 John 5:13-21. Certainty in life is hard to come by, but Christians can be absolutely certain about their salvation and safety in Christ.
John 3:36. What does this belief look like, who has this belief, what are the consequences of unbelief, and how does this belief change us?
1 John 5:4b-12. John reinforces the importance of right belief by offering victory and life if one believes on the right object of faith.
Exodus 33:20. God’s response to Moses’ request on Mount Sinai changes how we see everything.
1 John 4:7-5:4a. John redefines love in a radically different way than we’re used to.
Proverbs 14:15 – It doesn’t pay to be simple. Jesus was prudent, so ought we be as we follow Him.
1 John 4:1-6 – Gulliblity can be cute in young children, but not in Christians. We must test ‘the spirits’. Are you as good at this as you should be?
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 – God has been supremely generous with His people, so are we to be open-handed with our brothers and sisters.
1 John 3:11-24 – Normally siblings don’t get on. It ought not to be the case in the church! Christian love is strange, but it also reassures the Christian.
Isaiah 45:17 – God’s people are saved eternally, and they have no fear of eternal shame.
1 John 2:28-3:10 – Children look like their parents. So too should the beloved child of God resemble their Heavenly Father. John’s message comforts and challenges.