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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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January 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

The sons of Joseph

I recently read through the chequered life of Joseph in the Old Testament and was struck by the fact that, when he lived in Egypt, he had two sons, namely Manasseh and Ephraim. In the Bible, names are often highly significant. They are more akin to our nicknames than to our birth names. The…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

No room at the inn!

  It was lunchtime in college. A friend suggested we nip into town for a quick burger. Arriving at the fast food outlet, we found the queue extended from counter to door. Had we joined it, we would have been late for our afternoon lecture. ‘No room at the inn’, said my friend, ‘we’ll…

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The heir to the throne

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September 2013
Articles > Comment

The heir to the throne

The birth of the Prince of Cambridge on 22 July brought intense, worldwide media coverage. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, had a son who is third in line to the British throne. The prince was born at 16.25 hrs, and the announcement was made about four hours later. The next…

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August 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Prison praise

Did you know that when the good news of Jesus first reached the continent of what we now know as Europe, those who preached it spent a night in jail for their efforts? The incident is recorded in Acts 16. A slave girl in Philippi, who earned her owners a lot of money by…

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June 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

A triune blessing

2 Corinthians 13:14 is one of the most often quoted verses in all the Scriptures. It reads, ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all’.   Many a public worship service has been and is closed with this benediction.…

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April 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘I wash my hands of the matter’

To ‘wash one’s hands of a matter’ popularly refers to the wish to have nothing to do with or to abdicate all responsibility for something. The expression suggests you are ‘clean’ of a matter and not stained and soiled with ‘guilt on your hands’.      An exasperated parent may thus threaten a rebellious teenager…

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Is Christ’s work unfinished?

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March 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

Is Christ’s work unfinished?

Is Christ’s work unfinished? ‘The finished work of Christ’ is one of the dearest doctrines of all to Protestants (see January 2013 ET). When Christ died on the cross, he did everything necessary to save us eternally. His death has paid the full price for the eternal salvation of his people. ‘When Jesus therefore…

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