Fokus på Jesus och evangelium / Focus on Jesus and the gospel

The devil is a liar

“… When he lies, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44  When the devil is first revealed in the Bible, it is in the form of a serpent.  The devil speaks with a forked tongue.  He manipulates and deceives.  Ephesians 6:11 speaks of the schemes of the devil.  The devil is a liar.  He’s lying to you.  He’s lying about you.  He’s.. Read More

The truth

“We did not yield to subjection to them, not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.” Gal. 2:5  Many times well-meaning people can say that we must really preach the truth.  By that, they mean slightly different things depending on what they themselves put into the word truth.  In the Galatians, Paul speaks about the truth several times.  The truth of the gospel and the truth of.. Read More

The preacher Goliath from Gath

“As he was speaking with them, the champion, Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, was going up from the battle line of the Philistines. And he spoke these same words and David heard them.” 1 Sam. 17:23  Goliath was a warrior but also a picture of our enemy, the devil.  Goliath preached and so do the devil.  From the beginning, the devil has preached against God, the word of God and the people of.. Read More