As we saw yesterday, Luke 15 is a record of three parables focusing on essentially the same theme. Some have suggested that Jesus used three separate stories to highlight the ministry of the three persons of the Godhead in salvation: the shepherd representing Jesus (vv.
Jesus was never afraid to speak the truth or do what was right, even if it meant offending people. On Friday, we saw that he was invited to a banquet at a leading Pharisee’s house (Luke 14:1–6), where he immediately offended the religious leaders by
I said yesterday that Psalms 113–118 form a collection known as the Hallel Psalms. These are psalms of praise that were sung by Jewish travellers as they made their way to the temple in Jerusalem for the prescribed feasts. They are known as the Egyptian
Some psalms are more difficult than others to come to grips with. For various reasons, Psalm 60 is one of the more difficult ones. The major thrust of the psalm, however, seems clear enough. David wrote this prayer at a time when Israel had apparently