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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 CORINTHIANS INTRODUCTION: 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 … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Reflecting God's Glory to a watching world

This is another extract from Phil Moore's new book on Genesis: CAT’S EYES (1:26-31) “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) Percy Shaw knew the Bradford-to-Halifax road, but he needed some help one night in 1933. The Yorkshire fog had descended thick and fast, and the winding road had ravines on either side. He strained his eyes to see through the fog, and suddenly two bright lights made him slam on his … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Straight to the heart of Genesis

Yesterday I shared an extract from Phil Moore's introduction to Genesis. Today we continue to hear from him on this vital book of the Bible: CREATOR GOD (1:1-31) “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:2-3) Every culture has its own creation story. The Hebrews had heard a lot of them. The Mesopotamians told them that their … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Straight to the heart of – New books available from Phil Moore

It is a real joy for me to lend my blog over the next few days once again to extracts from my friend Phil Moore’s new series of books that aim to get “Straight to the Heart” of the Bible’s message (available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com). I have previously shared extracts from his other volumes which you can also read. I commended this series of books as follows: Want to understand the Bible better? Don’t have the time or energy to read complicated commentaries? The book you have in … [Read more...]