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Sin denounced, lives changed !

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May 2008
Articles > Biblical/theological

Sin denounced, lives changed !

Sin denounced, lives changed ! Our English Bible is often called The Holy Bible, but whatever the age-honoured reasons for this title, one of the most striking things about the Bible is that it is holy! So, do we all stand back from it in awe, hardly daring to turn its pages? No, that sort of…

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Small words

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April 2006
Articles > Biblical/theological

Small words

Isn't writing wonderfully ingenious? I'm thinking about man as being creative - in particular, using his God-given ability with words.Though fallen in Adam, man being made in God's image retains this awesome gift. He is able to employ sequences of visual symbols to share ideas and thoughts - to facilitate communication between minds. And…

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Small words

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February 2006
Articles > Biblical/theological

Small words

big meanings! (1)I am interested in words, and I hope you are too. There are several reasons for my interest. I can still remember the sense of enlightenment when, as a young child, I was taught to read. Words began to make sense and, as it were, speak to me.A more basic reason for…

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The challenge of Hebrews

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August 2003
Articles > Biblical/theological

The challenge of Hebrews

It is unthinkable for the people of Christ to go back into Judaism (or any other religious system for that matter). Going back is a journey to darkness, a stumbling into that which is 'obsolete - ageing, soon to disappear' (Hebrews 8:13).It is like one who awakes to the sunrise, blinks at the brightness…

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The challenge of Hebrews

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July 2003
Articles > Biblical/theological

The challenge of Hebrews

The Epistle to the Hebrews is full of Christ. Wonderfully rich 'portraits' set him forth as the Son of God and also as the great high priest. Moreover, this revelation of Christ is never theoretical, but comes with challenging applications to his people. Severe joltBut first, stand back and consider how the revelation of…

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