Studies in Ezekiel No. 14, Ezekiel 17:1-24

Remember, we are in a section of three chapters, each containing an allegory. We considered the first two – Jerusalem as a useless vine and Jerusalem as an unfaithful wife – last time. This final allegory comes close to being a fable, a story in whic…

Christ Stilling the Storm, Mark 4:35-41

After a lengthy section recording the Lord’s teaching about the kingdom of God, we return to the narrative. Now follow some striking episodes in which the Lord demonstrated divine power and witnesses of his actions were called to a decision about him…

Sexual Sin and Its Antidote, Pt. 1

We mentioned last time that one brutal consequence of the Fall, and one highlighted in the Genesis narrative itself, is that the sexual life of mankind – intended to be an instrument of love and fruitfulness – became a source of shame. Sins of every …