Jesus frequently taught about the need for servanthood in his kingdom. In Matthew 20, he once again instructed his disciples about what true servanthood looks like, and pointed to his own life and ministry as the ultimate servant.
First John is filled with teaching on love. Love is a central feature of new life in Christ. In the text before us, we see the Christian identity contrasted with a murderous lack of love. Christians are characterised by love because they have experienced the
A major doctrinal recovery during the Reformation was the biblical teaching of the priesthood of all believers. This doctrine is as old as the book of Numbers. We see this, for example, in the text before us, which records, not Levitical priests serving the Lord,
The book of Numbers reminds us that God saves his people for the purpose of having a growing relationship with them. He saves his people to sanctify them. He delivers them develop them. He rescues them to restore and to remake them—that is, to redeem