GUEST POST – The myth of the unhappy pagan

This blog is adapted from a chapter in Phil Moore’s new devotional commentary, “Straight to the Heart of 1 Thessalonians to Titus”, published this month by Monarch Books. THE MYTH OF THE UNHAPPY PAGAN“They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10)You have probably heard the joke about the man who tried to get his sofa down the stairs of his apartment block. One of his neighbours saw him sweating and took pity on him but, if anything, it fe … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Why doesn’t the Bible condemn slavery?

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This blog is adapted from a chapter in Phil Moore’s new devotional commentary, “Straight to the Heart of Galatians to Colossians”, published this month by Monarch Books. You can visit Phil Moore Books or follow him on Twitter.WHY DOESN’T THE NEW TESTAMENT CONDEMN SLAVERY? “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.” (Ephesians 6:5) William Knibb, a British missionary to colonial Jamaica, wrote home: “The cursed blast … [Read more...]

GUEST POST: Paul’s curse on those who preach another gospel (Galatians 1)

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This blog is adapted from a chapter in Phil Moore’s new devotional commentary, “Straight to the Heart of Galatians to Colossians”, published this month by Monarch Books.ONE STAPLE“If we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:8)David Nowitz had tried very hard. The Society for Family Health in Johannesburg had never had such a conscientious marketing manager. He had managed to secure government … [Read more...]

Straight to the heart of Moses – Second free chapter

Today I can share with you by kind permission of Monarch the second chapter of my friend Phil Moore's new book Straight to the heart of Moses.. The third will be made available to those who subscribe to my email newsletter. GOD’S PRISON BREAK (1:1-2:10)“But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread.” (Exodus 1:12)When God wants to be seen through his People, there is simply no obstacle strong enough to stop him. If you were impressed by Michael Schofield’s ela … [Read more...]

Straight to the heart of Moses (Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy)

Today I can share with you by kind permission of Monarch the first chapter of my friend Phil Moore's new book Straight to the heart of Moses.. Tomorrow I will share another, and the third will be made available to those who subscribe to my email newsletter.INTRODUCTION: GOD WANTS TO BE SEEN THROUGH HIS PEOPLE“Then the Lord said: ‘I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how aw … [Read more...]

Straight to the heart of Romans – a second free chapter

Today I can share with you by kind permission of Monarch the second chapter of my friend Phil Moore's new book Straight to the heart of Romans. The third will be made available to those who subscribe to my email newsletter. IT’S PERSONAL (1:1-7)“… the gospel of God … regarding his Son.” (Romans 1:1&3)Romans may be brilliant, but it isn’t easy reading. It is the sixth of Paul’s thirteen New Testament letters and the only one he wrote to a church which he had neither planted nor vi … [Read more...]

Straight to the heart of Romans

Today I can share with you by kind permission of Monarch the first chapter of my friend Phil Moore's new book Straight to the heart of Romans. The second will be posted here tomorrow, and the third will be made available to those who subscribe to my email newsletter. INTRODUCTION: THERE’S A NEW KING IN TOWN“Paul, a servant of … Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 1:1&4)Paul’s letter to the Romans is not just the longest surviving letter from the ancient world. It was also the most … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Calling on the name of the Lord

Today we conclude our series of extracts from my dear friend Phil Moore's new books. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I did!YOUR CALL (1:2)“To the church of God in Corinth … together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ – their Lord and ours.” (1 Corinthians 1:2)Paul never uses the word ‘Christian’ in his letters. It’s not just that the word was used as a label of contempt back in 55AD.1 He had a theological reason to avoid it as well. Paul underst … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT: Looking at the Church with the Eye of Faith

Today we continue to hear from Phil Moore on 1 Corinthians:SEEING GOD AMIDST THE MESS (1:1-9)“I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Corinthians 1:4)Two of my relatives are former church leaders who have stepped out of ministry and turned their backs on the Church. If you heard their stories, you probably wouldn’t blame them. They saw church life at its worst and the disappointment crushed their spirits. Someone once said, “To dwell above with saints … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Straight to the Heart of 1 and 2 Corinthians

Today we join Phil Moore as he introduces us to 1 and 2 Corinthians:STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF 1 & 2 CORINTHIANSINTRODUCTION: THE KIND OF CHURCH GOD CAN USE“To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy.” (1 Corinthians 1:2)If you think that 1 and 2 Corinthians are somebody else’s mail, then you need to think again. Paul wrote them for you and he wrote them for me. Yes, I know that he wrote to tackle very real issues in a specific local churc … [Read more...]


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