Reflections on: Grace

Book Reflection : Grace

December 10, 2020

To read my book review click here. This is my chapter summaries for Grace by R.T. Kendall. I don’t usually write chapter summaries, but I found Kendall’s thoughts on the Ten Commandments so helpful I want to keep a record. A Stunning ClaimJesus claimed he would fulfil the Law. He took our place and became…

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Book Review : Grace

Book Review : Grace

December 3, 2020

Grace by R.T. Kendall is an excellent book which helps us understand how God’s grace and God’s law work together. The book begins with looking at Jesus’ stunning claim that he had not come to abolish the Law but fulfil it. This is a surprising claim when we consider that Jesus was a person of…

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Open Bible

Reading the Bible – part 8

November 26, 2019

Today, I am continuing the series on, Reading the Bible. This post looks at the purpose of the commandments. The sixth commandment tells us, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). While this seems to be an unequivocal directive, we find there are times when murder is permitted, such as self-defence (Exodus 22:2), during warfare (Deuteronomy 20:16-18), and…

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10 Commandments

God Expresses His Character in the 10 Commandments

July 16, 2019

Recently, I was listening to a sermon and the preacher was expounding the thought that the 10 commandments are more than a list of rules. God had a larger purpose. Through these commandments, God is also teaching us his character (Exodus 20:1-17). 1. You must not have any other god but me – He is…

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