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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 ...

What Does the Lord Require of You (Micah 6:8)?

Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? When we read this passage, what we read is a question from the Prophet Micah. The question he asks is, “what does the Lord require of you?” Often times we ...

How to be effective and fruitful as a Christian (2 Peter 1:5-8)?

As a Christian, do you ever wrestle with knowing God's will for your life? Do you find yourself continually asking, how can I be used by God? How can I be effective and productive in the Kingdom of God? What is God's plan for my life? I have certainly gone through this stage in my life. Let us look at the word of God to ...

How to Soar On Wings Like Eagles (Isaiah 40:31)?

Isaiah 40:31 "but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." The Bible is the word of God and is powerful and life changing. This verse we just read is a wonderful illustration of how a person who ...