GIANT DESPAIR & DOUBTING CASTLE; John Bunyan’s Life and Literature (8)

Leaving the path will always led us into despair and doubting.  One simple step of disobedience can have catastrophic consequences

FROM THE CITY OF DESTRUCTION TO THE WICKET GATE; The Life and Literature of John Bunyan Part 2

Bunyan is the master of the Christian allegory.  An allegory is a metaphor, a means of communicating a message by the means of symbols, like our Saviour’s parables.  The author begins by presenting himself as falling asleep while walking “through the wilderness of this world” and in his dream, he sees a man, the pilgrim called “Christian”, who as he reveals later was initially known as “Graceless”.

PLAIN WORDS FOR A BACKSLIDING PEOPLE; Hosea

Intriguingly Hosea’s prophecy begins with an account of a marriage that while commanded by God was at variance with our understanding of Biblical principles…It is clear from 1:2, however, that Hosea’s marriage to this woman was intended to be a picture lesson to the nation of their apostasy.

THE GLORY OF GOD; Psalm 8

While he 8th Psalm is relatively brief, the words are pithy and deep; composed with the one great aim of magnifying the glory of Jehovah. The reach of the poem is great stretching from the eternal throne, the home of the triune God, to the perfection of the universe with its myriads of stars and galaxies,Continue reading “THE GLORY OF GOD; Psalm 8”

PSALM 1 – THE BLESSED MAN

PSALM 1: THE BLESSED MAN From a devotional perspective, there is no book quite like the Psalms. Through praise and prayer the writer often captures the innermost feelings of the heart and soul. Although we have become more modern as a people, the thoughts and feelings of the human consciousness remain the same; teaching usContinue reading “PSALM 1 – THE BLESSED MAN”

JUSTIFIED, MADE RIGHTEOUS, BY FAITH ALONE; Romans Part 51

Paul’s concern for Israel brings him to the core need that exists not merely among the Jews but among all peoples, the want of righteousness. Only Justification at the bar of God can supply this need. God’s Plan For Israel (h) The Righteousness which is by Faith Romans 10:4-13 In identifying the need of IsraelContinue reading “JUSTIFIED, MADE RIGHTEOUS, BY FAITH ALONE; Romans Part 51”

THE BATTLE WITH SIN AND ASSURANCE; Romans Part 35

If you are like me you experience struggles with sin and temptation. The enemy within often seems stronger than the enemy without. Few passages of Scripture have helped me more in my Christian Life than the subject of this study. Our battle with sin actually proves that we are Christian. How so? Read on….