Posts by Colin Vine

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Great Questions of the Bible 9

by Colin Vine

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I read stories in the Bible, and having read them previously, I know what is going to happen, and it can take away some of the wonder that might otherwise have been there. If we are not careful, we might treat the Christmas story with that sort of attitude. The […]

Great Questions of the Bible 8

by Colin Vine

    In Paul’s letter to the Romans, Paul asks this question. If God is  for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31). Of course, this question is not posed in isolation. He asks it of his readers during a fairly extensive narrative.  Jesus told his disciples, “If the world hates you, know that it has […]

Great Questions of The Bible 7

by Colin Vine

When I read the Book of Job, it is easy for me to think that Job was badly treated by God. He lost all his possessions, he lost his family, and he lost his good health. That is bad, isn’t it? He didn’t deserve it, did he? We need to step back a little bit […]

Great Questions of the Bible 6

by Colin Vine

Through this series of looking at some of the great questions in the Bible, I have been trying to answer the question posed, and give a reasonable exposition of the scripture at the same time. When it comes to the Book of Job, and the question posed by Job’s wife, I am left with more […]

Great Questions of the Bible 5

by Colin Vine

The first question from God that we find in scripture, is in Genesis 3:9, and is addressed to Adam — “Where are you?” That topic was well covered in a recent sermon by Koen, and needs no addition here. But God then turned his attention to Eve, and asked, “What is this that you have […]

Great Questions of the Bible 4

by Colin Vine

The Bible is somewhere that we should go to find answers to how we should live our lives, how we can become closer to God, how we can better know Jesus, and a whole lot of other things. It is really interesting then that the Bible asks so many questions. I am not talking about […]

Great Questions of the Bible 3

by Colin Vine

I thought I would continue the theme I started two issues ago, by considering some of the questions asked in scripture. This time, I delve into one of my favourite parts of scripture, The Psalms. Psalm 13 begins with four questions, each of which is translated in the English Standard Version (ESV) as, “How long?” […]

Great Questions of the Bible 2

by Colin Vine

I was going to call this article, “Not so great questions …” but decided to leave it as it is because, this is a question you and I might ask; not in the same context, but with the same underlying thought. God had told Moses to go to Pharaoh, “that you may bring my people, […]

Great Questions in the Bible

by Colin Vine

Throughout scripture, there are some great questions asked. In the Book of Job, God says to Job, “Dress for action like a man, I will question you …” (Job 40:7). (I think that is a terrifying scenario!) In the Psalms, there are many questions posed — David asked, “How long, O LORD? Will you forget […]

Do You See This Woman?

by Colin Vine

What do you see when you look at people? Do you see them as rich or poor, well dressed, or badly clothed? Do you see them as clean and tidy, or as dirty and unkempt? Do you see them as intelligent and clever, or do you see them as lacking in education and without ability? […]