‘that it may go well with you’ (Eph 6:3). God wants it to go well with you, children and all. That’s a great thought! And he tells us how. Often we invite our own misery, and we invite the discipline of God because a loving Father must discipline his children for their good (Heb 12).
Is there any greater encouragement to pray than in the words of Luke 11:1-13? Here we find not only a pattern for prayer but also the huge encouragement of the Lord Jesus himself to: ask and you will receive, seek and you will find and knock and the door will be opened to you. This
Christians are promised that in the world to come ‘they will reign for ever and ever’ (Revelation 21:5). We will reign under Christ and with Christ. Reign over what? Over creation, as humans were always made and meant to (Genesis 1:26), but there is also the possibility we will reign over cities as a reward:
God is the family God, three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the first family, the original family; every other family derives from this family, the divine family. We are invited into this family by the Father through ‘the door’ who is the Son (Jesus) and by the new-life power of the Holy
The word ‘trinity’ is not in the Bible but the idea is all over the New Testament. Open the NT at almost any page and you will see Father, Son and Holy Spirit working together in perfect teamwork for salvation and the good of his people. Romans 8 is a particularly rich experience of this
The image of God, the reflection of God, is seen in rule (Gen 1, Ps 8), relationship (Gen 1) and righteousness (Col 3:10). Animals do not have these roles in the same way as humans.