Jesus, Healer Of The Oppressed

The Biblical meaning of oppression is “to exercise power over; to tire down with toil; exhaust with labor; afflict”, according to Vine’s Expository Dictionary. When Israel was in Egypt and being cruelly treated, Scripture declares that God saw their oppression and...

Deliverance

The Scriptures reveal our God as Deliverer. David declared this (2 Sam 22:2); so did Paul (Rom 11:26). The only message in the entire universe that frees sinful, fallen man is the gospel of Jesus Christ. We, as Christians, need to cling to this liberty that Jesus...

Purity, not Promiscuity

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Paul exhorted Timothy to be an example of the believer in purity. When he wrote to the church in Thessalonica...

The Three-Fold Cord

“… And a three-fold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12) In Ephesians 5, we find a beautiful picture of a Christian marriage. One man and one woman, filled with the Holy Spirit, “submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Thus, if we are encountering...

His Glorious Light

Among the many contrasts found in Scripture we find one repeatedly surfacing, and that is light and darkness. As early as Genesis 1:4 we find God calling light good and then separating the light from the darkness. It was foretold that people who sat in darkness would...