August, 2009 (7)
On Sunday evenings we are studying the psalms together. I’m planning to cover the first twenty or so. The psalms were never intended just to be read, either silently or aloud. They’re not merely poems - they are songs. The book of psalms was the hymnbook of ancient Israel. So,…
After Jesus was baptised he was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Why must he go through this time of trial? And why did it have to be in the wilderness?
A second psalm written at the time of Absalom's rebellion. David was surrounded by bitter enemies, reckless allies and discouraged friends. Yet he found his own heart full of joy as he spoke to God.
At his baptism Jesus was declared to be the Son of God and King. Adam too was called God's Son and appointed king over the earth. Adam was tempted and fell. Will Jesus triumph where Adam was defeated?
When Jesus was baptised, heaven was opened, the Spirit descended, the Father spoke from heaven. What did each of those signs mean for the Lord Jesus? To understand, we need to examine the Old Testament background.