Working out God and faith can be messy and complicated, but at some point we have to make a decision: will we choose life or not?
On the cross Jesus takes the curse of our sin so that we might receive the blessings of God’s covenant - forgiveness and intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 20 raises lots of ethical questions for us. But it also contains the origins of of International Humanitarian Law and is designed to limit war and ensure peace.
Deuteronomy 18 reminds us that God has a question for us: ‘Are you listening to Jesus?’
God is not content to rule over sullen slaves: he is determined to have free sons and daughters.
As with so many other aspects of Israel’s life, the festivals are ultimately a form of education helping the Jewish people to perceive something of who Jesus is. Jesus is…