The great glory of God shown in creation is enough to make us gasp in awe. What then of the humility of this glorious Christ in coming down to earth and suffering for the salvation of sinners? And how are we to live in light of the sufferings of Christ?
The Christian’s path is markedly different from that of others. It is walked at the loss of many worldly pleasures, and involves a ‘dying daily.’ But it is a path that bears the footprints of the Saviour. In chapter 4 we have an invitation and command to walk this path, and an example to walk…
The life and death of Jesus Christ forever changed the course of history. And it continues to do so to this day.
Far from only being about ‘pie in the sky’ or the next life, the gospel that is preached is the answer to man’s ultimate question: what is the point of it all? What is the end to which we are to live? The answer cannot be found apart from God, and God cannot be found…
Christ voluntarily became a man, and voluntarily went to the cross. In the face of His position and majesty and glory as eternal God, we find ourselves acknowledging the words of that hymn, “Never was love, dear King, Never was grief like Thine.”
Peter in his epistle reminds Christians of who they are: those who live in the strength that God supplies; and to what end they aim: to glorify God.
There is a good litmus test of our relationship with God: our attitude to His Word. To the Christian, there ought to be nothing sweeter.
In Christ we have salvation for our souls. But with this salvation comes a calling – a calling to walk in holiness and purity, reflecting God who called us.
In the first six verses of this chapter, Peter describes how Christians should behave. But this is not just a series of do’s and don’ts; rather there is a backdrop of God’s graciousness and a memory of his ever-present faithfulness.
Paul exhorts TImothy to be as a ready workman trained in the Word of God. This calling extends to all Christians, whether called to the ministry, which exists for nothing but the preaching of the Word, or to be faithful witnesses in every sphere we inhabit. The Church of Jesus Christ is built and established…