Margin notes: When the Master asks.

Luke 19:29–38 (ESV) — 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you … Continue reading

Margin notes: The Purposes of the Lord

Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) — 21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. God has a plan. He is moving the cosmos inexorably toward that end. The … Continue reading

Margin notes: A tale of 2 theologies

Luke 18:9–14 (ESV) — 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the … Continue reading

Margin notes: 1 Cor. 3, building into people’s lives and a recommendation.

Yesterday, Pastor Jim preached to us out of 1 Cor. 3. In doing so he helped us to see Paul’s diagnosis of the core Corinthian problem, and then Paul’s treatment for it. He gave us a central truth and then … Continue reading

1 Corinthians Ch. 2 – 3 Foundations

1 Corinthians Ch. 2 Reid A Ferguson   A few weeks ago when we began this study – we were introduced to the 1st Century city of Corinth. A thriving multi-port city that had everything one could wish for – … Continue reading

Margin notes: Simple Faith

Luke 5:4–6 (ESV) — 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! … Continue reading

Margin notes: Symptoms, Disease and Social Justice

Isaiah 1:2–4 (ESV) — 2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows its owner, and the donkey … Continue reading