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All articles by Gordon Keddie

Gordon Keddie is a Scottish pastor and theologian of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, educated at George Heriot’s School,
the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, Westminster Theological Seminary, and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
He served long pastorates in State College, Pennsylvania and Indianapolis, Indiana. He is best known for his extensive writings including many
commentaries on books of the Bible that have been translated in multiple languages. He also contributed to the Welwyn commentary series
published by Evangelical Press

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June 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Discipline – A father’s hand – A meditation on Hebrews 12:5-11

In his autobiography, the British soldier and novelist John Masters recalls a church service held during the Burma campaign in World War II. The chaplain recounted the weeks of fierce fighting they had endured behind the Japanese lines. He declared that the hand of God had been with them, notwithstanding the privations and losses…

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November 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The body of Christ

For we, being many, are one bread and one body’ (1 Corinthians 10:17) No Christian is called to be a religious ‘lone ranger’. True communion with Christ carries with it a desire to commune with fellow believers in the church, which is the ‘body of Christ’. There is a transition from the bread as…

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October 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Communion with Christ

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the body of Christ...? (1 Corinthians 10:16) It is very striking that whereas the feasts and festivals of the Old Testament period were meticulously described and grandly titled (‘Day of Atonement’, ‘Feast of Tabernacles,’ etc.), the one and only prescribed feast…

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September 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Discerning the Lord’s body

'For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgement to himself, not discerning the Lord's body' (1 Corinthians 11: 29) God’s Word shows us the consequences of sin, not to depress us but that, by doing things the right way, we might avoid shipwreck. There are things to learn…

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August 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Self-examination

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup (1 Corinthians 11:28) From all that we have seen so far, it is obvious that only professing Christians are invited to the Lord's Table. Underlying this are three great facts. The first is that Scripture…

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July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Proclaiming the Lord’s death

'For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he comes' (1 Corinthians 11:26). The idea of having memorials for the dead is to keep their memories alive. In USA where I live, Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Memorial, Valley Forge and Mount Rushmore are…

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June 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The presence of Christ

The Christian thirsts for the nearness of Christ. This should not be difficult to understand. We know what it is to be close to our loved ones. That is why families gather at festive times of the year and for birthdays and anniversaries. A sense of closeness, and of connection, deepens and strengthens natural…

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