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All articles by Timothy Cross

Timothy Cross has written many Christian books and articles and has an honorary doctorate from Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, NC

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February 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

The opening verse of the book of books

The first sentence of any book is always crucial, as it sets the tone for all that is to follow. Perhaps this is why many writers say the opening sentence is the most difficult to write. The book, the Bible, opens with the well known words of Genesis 1:1, ‘In the beginning God created…

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January 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Keeping body and soul together

When the apostle Paul found himself in a Roman prison cell, approaching the end of his earthly life, he wrote the following request to my namesake Timothy: ‘When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments’ (2 Timothy 4:13). The request divides…

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September 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

Rahab the harlot

Some Bible stories are a bit too indelicate to read to children, lest they ask awkward and embarrassing questions. One such concerns ‘Rahab the harlot’ in the Old Testament book of Joshua. There is no easy way of saying it, but, Rahab was a prostitute who lived in a house on the city walls…

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From dawn until dusk

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August 2014
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

From dawn until dusk

I recently had the experience of being outside in the morning while it was dark and seeing the day dawn gradually. Then, as it happened, that very same day I was out in the early evening as the sun set and darkness appeared again. The experience reminded me of Psalm 113:3, which reads, ‘From…

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‘Pour out your heart’

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July 2014
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘Pour out your heart’

While pastors should be known for their gift of speech in the pulpit on a Sunday, when they explain and apply the Word of God, careful listening skills are a requirement of their pastoral visitation during the week. Any Christian pastor worth his salt will know the meaning of the expression, ‘He poured out…

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April 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘I thirst’ (John 19:28)

It is surely understandable why the Lord Jesus experienced terrible, raging thirst while he hung on the cross. He had suffered much blood loss; and also, before the unusual noontime darkness when ‘the sun’s light failed’ (Luke 23:45) (or ‘was eclipsed’, margin), he had been hanging in the fierce heat, as the sun beat…

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February 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

Strengthening ourselves in God

At an especially difficult and fraught time in the life of David, all seemed lost. An enemy force had taken his family captive and ravaged the town in which he was residing.   Then, to make bad matters worse, even David’s own people turned against him and threatened to stone him dead. The Bible…

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