Posts by Colin Vine

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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? […]

Gentleness

by Colin Vine

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5 (ESV)). In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us that if we are a part of His Kingdom, we will be meek or gentle. One of the big problems is, we are not always sure what it means to be gentle. We […]

Finding Stability in a Time of Turmoil

by Colin Vine

It seems that every time I turn round there is another piece of disturbing news. Whether it is in this country, or in places around the world, everything seems to be in turmoil. How do we make sense of it? How might we sift through all the bad news to find something to give us […]

Birth and Eternal Life

by Colin Vine

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God […]

November 2018

by Colin Vine

THE EXPENSE OF SIN Have you ever thought about the cost of sin? I hear all the time that sin is not a big deal, or that we can do whatever we like as long as we do not hurt other people. Is that true? It has been suggested that Christians are a group who […]

October 2018

by Colin Vine

Renewal Another Favourite Scripture of mine is found in one of my favourite books in the Old Testament, Isaiah. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable He gives power […]

September 2018

by Colin Vine

A New Beginning One of my favourite texts in scripture is found in Galatians 2:20. “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me […]