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Refuge under the wings of the Redeemer (Ruth 2:12)

Key Verse Ruth 3:9He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant. Spread your wings over your servant, for you are a redeemer.” Context In Christian theology, Christ is our redeemer. Redeemer is a powerful word, especially when considered with the old testament application. Easton's ...

Jesus Christ Our Redeemer

Recently I was teaching my kids a memory verse from Psalm 19. Whenever we memorise scripture together, my children have an opportunity to ask questions about anything they do not understand. Psalm 19:14 says “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and ...

I believe, help my unbelief (Mark 9:24)

Key Scripture Mark 9:24 “Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Context This is a short prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a prayer acknowledging that without God we cannot believe as we ought to believe. This passage is part of Mark's reference to ...

What counts is faith expressed through love (Galatians 5:6)

Key Verse Galatians 5:6 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.” Context The context of Galatians 5, specifically in relation to the first 6 verses is firstly the “goal of the gospel.” Christ’s redemptive work set us free in ...

Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? (Amos 3:3)

Key Scripture Amos 3:3“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet.” Context The prophet Amos is establishing his right to prophesy about the coming judgment on the northern Kingdom of Israel. Amos does this by a series of little parables or comparisons. He illustrates the truth that ‘all effects ...

Why do we need to confess our sins if they have already been forgiven (1 John 1:9)?

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” When we read 1 John 1:9, there is a question that comes to mind straight away. If Jesus died on the cross, once and for all for our sins, then why do we need to confess our sins ...

How does sin trap and hold us?

It is very important to ask the question, “How does sin trap and hold us”? Quite simply, knowing the answer to this question means you are aware of the trap and can prevent yourself from being caught in it. A trap is designed to capture you and keep you captive. Knowing the trap will be the difference between being ...