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Storms & sovereignty

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June 2010
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Storms & sovereignty

Storms & sovereignty Stanley Jebb The account of Jesus stilling the storm is found in each of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25). The authority of the Lord in controlling the natural elements is a powerful testimony to his deity. It also teaches us much concerning our own situation. A ship in the ocean…

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‘I believe in the Holy Spirit’

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June 2010
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‘I believe in the Holy Spirit’

'I believe in the Holy Spirit' Timothy Cross continues looking at the Apostles' Creed Apart from the Holy Spirit's working in our souls we would not and could not become Christians. God imparts his divine grace to us through the blessed agency of the Spirit.     From Scripture, we learn that the Holy Spirit is a person,…

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Don’t be a VIP!

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May 2010
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Don’t be a VIP!

Don't be a VIP! The world makes much of VIPs (very important persons) - sometimes rightly. But there are other kinds of VIP. Christians should resolve not to be a:    Very indolent person  One major problem for teachers is students who have a slothful attitude. We should never be indolent in our daily work or…

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Ten reasons God made the dust

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May 2010
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Ten reasons God made the dust

Ten reasons God made the dust Roger Fay 1. For glory  God's creative wisdom and intricate design are seen in the dust as well as the stars (See 'Ten reasons God made the stars' byTommy MacKay,ET November 1999). The dust displays its designer's glory just as everything else does in this universe (Genesis 1:31).      Studying…

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The gospel of peace

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May 2010
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The gospel of peace

The gospel of peace John W. Keddie 'Having your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace' (Ephesians 6:15)            With these words the apostle Paul alerts Christians to be always ready for Christian service.When I was young, at a Boy Scouts camp I went on my first serious hill walk. I only had a…

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Inside story

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May 2010
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Inside story

Inside story   The historian Adrian Hastings described John Stott as 'one of the most influential figures in the Christian world' and 'the recognized senior theologian and thinker of world evangelicalism'. In 2005, Time magazine named him as among the 100 most influential people in the world.   In this book Roger Steer has…

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Cleaving to Christ

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May 2010
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Cleaving to Christ

Cleaving to Christ Stan Evers Picture an old woman and two younger women standing on a road between Moab and Judah - three tearful widows in animated conversation. Let's get closer so that we can eavesdrop on their conversation.  We listen first to the older widow, whose name is Naomi.  'Return home'  What is Naomi saying…

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‘From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead’

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May 2010
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‘From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead’

'From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead' Timothy Cross continues looking at the Apostles' Creed The last recorded words of Christ - and penultimate verse of the whole Bible - are in Revelation 22:20, where the glorified Christ affirms, 'Surely I am coming soon'.     These words remind us that Jesus is…

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The all-sufficiency of Christ

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April 2010
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The all-sufficiency of Christ

The all-sufficiency of Christ Is faith in Jesus Christ all that I need to be justified? Has Christ really done it all for me? Today we face a variety of teachings which directly or indirectly erode Paul's gospel by telling us that faith in Christ is just not quite enough.  We must add some little…

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‘He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty’

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April 2010
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‘He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty’

'He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty' Timothy Cross continues looking at the Apostles' Creed Forty days after Jesus' victorious resurrection, Scripture tells us that Christ 'was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God' (Mark 16:19).             Luke recorded this event in…

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The breastplate of righteousness

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April 2010
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The breastplate of righteousness

The breastplate of righteousness John W. Keddie In Ephesians 6, the first buttress against Satan's lies and deceptions is the truth of God's Word - the truth as it is in Jesus. What's next? It is the breastplate.  'Having put on the breastplate of righteousness' (Ephesians 6:14).The breastplate was a vital feature in any Roman soldier's…

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The third day he rose again from the dead’

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March 2010
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The third day he rose again from the dead’

'The third day he rose again from the dead'           Timothy Cross continues looking at the Apostles' Creed The earliest ever written Christian creed, encapsulating truths of 'first importance', stated 'that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with…

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