Being a believer is not a private matter. It is a personal matter, but not private. Living out our faith is part of community living. It involves others. Mutual confession leads to mutual prayer.
We saw last week that, in Numbers 15, God provided his people with a gracious revelation assuring them of a future loaded with favour. The next generation would inherit the land forfeited by the faithless behaviour of their parents. In the text before us today,
In 1 John 5:1–5, John was writing to help his children to understand that faith in Christ causes believers to overcome the world. This overcoming the world happens in their relationships, in their own hearts, and out in the culture. In vv. 6–12, we examine
Though there is a lot of legislation in Numbers 15, this chapter is an account of grace more than of law. It is a story of mercy rather than a story of the merely mundane. Though there are a lot of precepts in these verses,