Matthew 16:15-19 – Who does run the church? The answer might surprise you. It’s all about who Jesus gives the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And Jesus gives those keys to… local churches – ordinary Christians.
Ezekiel 33v13 – Your obedience is great, but… don’t trust in it! Trust in the God who longs that not one of the wicked would perish. Trust in Jesus the Saviour. Don’t trust in the things you do.
Luke 18v9-14 – How do we approach a righteous God? Either we put our confidence in our own righteousness, or we put our confidence in God’s mercy. Which way will you choose?
Ezekiel 45:17. Ezekiel’s vision of the restored Israel demonstrates the glory of Christ.
Hebrews. The book of Hebrews calls Christians to fight the temptation to drift away and to fix our eyes on Jesus.
Philemon – Few of Paul’s letters are more tangible and practical. The gospel rescues and transforms real people. What fruit of the gospel is evident in your life?
Leviticus 19:32. A seemingly random verse set within an eccectic set of Mosaic laws demonstrates God’s love and care for even the most vulnerable members of society.
Titus. Paul’s letter to Titus gives the church today a realistic and attainable pattern for both its doctrine and its practice.
Deuteronomy 32:15-18. Moses’ song in Deuteronomy 32 gives us the results of failing to live according to the gospel. His words serve to warn us of the impact of idolatry.
2 Timothy. Finishing well requires believing the gospel, living according to the gospel, and leading with the gospel.
Exodus 18:21-22 – God outlined for His old covenant people, Israel, what sort of men should lead them. The descriptions are still remarkably helpful for all Christians (but especially elders) today!
1 Timothy – In the UK, we’ve heard a lot about leadership recently. Why? Because leadership matters. So does it matter in Christ’s church. Godly elders are to teach God’s people the Gospel and how to live lives pleasing to God.
1 John 4:10. Love begins with God, involves a rescue, and requires a sacrifice.
Numbers 13:23-27 – After the scouting the Promised Land, the Israelite spies brought back some amazing fruit. What ‘fruit’ awaits those who, trusting Jesus, anticipate Heaven?
2 Thessalonians – Jesus will return. Christians have every reason to suffer well and labour on today.
Joel 2:11 – The Day of Lord is both a day to be dreaded and a day to be longed for… what makes all the difference is whether you’re trusting in Christ or not.
1 Thessalonians – To know whether you’re really a believer and to know what our aim in life should be… two key issues that Paul addresses head on.
Jeremiah 31:34 – The new covenant holds out sweet comforts and sweet possibilities to the people of God. We can know the Lord.
Colossians – Jesus Christ is supreme over all. This drastically changes how we think and act.
Isaiah 66:2 – God is looking for people who are humble, contrite and tremble at His Word.