All Israel will be saved – Understanding Romans 9-11

Introduction  In chapters nine to eleven of his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul deals with the questions: “Did God reject His people? Had God’s promises to Israel failed?” “Yes,” might be a natural, but unenlightened conclusion in view of Paul’s teaching of the first eight chapters – namely that the Gospel is the […]

The Resurrection of the Dead

This is the fifth of the six topics listed in Hebrews 6 as the elementary teachings of Christ and the foundation of the Christian faith. également en Français  Abraham was not only promised a blessing – you will become a great nation and through you all the nations of the earth will be blessed – but also a place where […]

The Laying on of Hands

This is the fourth of the six topics listed in Hebrews 6 as the elementary teachings of Christ and the foundation of the Christian faith. également en Français   God revealed Himself to certain men and woman and worked through them to fulfil His purpose. These were faithful to God’s call – not only by their own obedience, […]

Instruction about Baptisms

This is the third of six topics described in Hebrews 6 as the ‘elementary teachings of Christ’ and the ‘foundation’ of the Christian faith. également en Français The Greek word βάπτισμα (baptisma) describes an immersion in water, as practiced by John the Baptist and also on those professing faith in Jesus, but is also used in the sense of […]

Faith in God

This is the second of six foundational teachings on the Christian faith. The six topics are: ‘repentance from dead works’, ‘faith in God’, ‘instruction about baptisms’, ‘the laying on of hands’, ‘the resurrection of the dead’ and ‘eternal judgment’, as listed in Hebrews 6:1-3.  également en Français Along with God’s word, the Bible also records the responses of those He spoke to: some in faith and others […]

Repentance from Dead Works

This is the first of six topics described in Hebrews 6 as ‘the elementary teachings of Christ’ and the ‘foundation’ of the Christian faith.  également en Français We may do many things that seem to be good, but are we doing what God really wants from us? Unless we do what God requires we will not enjoy His blessing and […]

John 12:20-36 – how one seed produces many

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. 23 Jesus replied, “The […]

John 12:1-16 – for the love of God

Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honour. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she […]

Matthew’s Gospel

The following notes are presently available: (Click the hyperlink to view.) Matthew 19:16-26 – Life by the Law Matthew 24: When will these things happen? Matthew 26 – wherever the gospel is preached Matthew 26:17-30 – at the Passover Table

John 11:1-45 – Jesus the resurrection and the life

These notes were prepared for a series of studies on John’s gospel given in Pretoria in 2008 and 2009. Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on […]