The book of Joshua is one that can elicit a negative reaction in our day. It is a book of conquest and war and bloodshed. What does the Bible have to say about it? How does this accord with the nature and character of God?
In the face of a terrible storm of persecution that was coming over the Philippian church, Peter asks the church to rejoice! How are we to understand this seemingly incongruous advice?
2 Timothy ends with Paul’s last bits of advice to Timothy about various enemies of the gospel, and his desire to see his beloved co-worker again. There is much about to learn about the life of the church from the close of this epistle.
Peter has talked at length about the Christian’s attitude to everyday trouble. But now he turns his attention to the ‘fiery trial’ – a terrible storm of persecution that the church at Philippi was to face soon.
We continue where we left off with Paul’s warning to Timothy about the times that were to come.
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?