The Treasure and the Pearl

In Matthew 13 we encounter a number of parables often referred to as the "Kingdom Parables" so named because they each are representative of the Kingdom of Heaven, Jesus beginning each parable with "The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." or similar.  Two often paired and discussed parables from Matthew 13 are the relatively short parables … Continue reading The Treasure and the Pearl

Abraham’s Faith: Past, Present, Future

Abraham’s offering of Isaac is recounted as perhaps the most significant testing of a man’s faith in the Old Testament.  Abraham after finally receiving a son in accordance with God’s promise is asked by God to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering.  Abraham does not withhold his son from God and the sacrifice is only … Continue reading Abraham’s Faith: Past, Present, Future

Worship and Unity

One of the fundamental characteristics of God’s people emphasised in scripture is unity. The illustration of every believer being a member of the body of Christ is perhaps the best illustration of God’s intention for unity amongst His people (1 Cor 12:12-27).  Unity is associated with goodness, pleasantness, glory, perfection, faith, peace, maturity, and love: … Continue reading Worship and Unity