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All articles in category Biblical/theological

‘I believe … in Jesus Christ … conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary’
November 2009
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‘I believe … in Jesus Christ … conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary’

'I believe … in Jesus Christ … conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary' Timothy Cross continues explaining the Apostles' Creed This third line of the creed draws our attention to an epochal moment in the divine saga of redemption - the incarnation of the 'only begotten Son of God'. Specifically, it focuses on Christ's…

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The good Shepherd
October 2009
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The good Shepherd

The good Shepherd One of the most powerful metaphors in the Word of God to describe the relationship between believers and the Saviour is that of the sheep and shepherd. In the Old Testament, Jehovah is called the 'Shepherd of Israel' (Psalm 80:1) and his covenant people the 'sheep of his pasture' (Psalm 100:3). When God…

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I’m trying?
October 2009
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I’m trying?

I'm trying? Mark Jenner investigates 'trying'. You'll need an open Bible for this (and a little Greek or Hebrew would help!) It amazes me how Scripture is full of meaning even at the level of its individual words. At a Christian camp in summer 2008, I was set the challenge of finding out how many times…

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‘I believe … in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord’
October 2009
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‘I believe … in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord’

'I believe … in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord' Timothy Cross continues explaining the Apostles' Creed  A Christian is one who belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and relies on him alone for salvation. The Christian faith is not primarily concerned with a creed or a lifestyle, important though these are. Rather,…

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Dawn at the beach
September 2009
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Dawn at the beach

Dawn at the beach I have seen many spectacular sights of the natural world in my day, but few move me like the view of dawn at the beach. Pick your location: it does not matter. It is fantastic anywhere. The vista from the shore is split into three layers. There is the sandy beach; the…

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Unity and diversity
September 2009
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Unity and diversity

Unity and diversity Within the mystery of God's triune being there exists the unity of the Godhead and the diversity of the three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And, notably, within that Trinity there is unity in diversity and diversity in unity. These complex realities are also present in the created order, reflecting the…

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September 2009
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Psalm 96

Psalm 96 The Lord is great, so praise his nameAnd fear him above all.He made the heavens and the earth,In praise before him fall. Honour and majesty are hisAnd strength and beauty too.So peoples of the world give himThe glory that's his due. O worship him in holinessWhose beauty is so fair,And tremble too before his throne,He…

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The seal of the Holy Spirit
August 2009
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The seal of the Holy Spirit

The seal of the Holy Spirit The full-orbed Christian doctrine of God takes us to the doctrine of the holy Trinity, that is, that the one true God exists and has eternally existed in the three persons of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Of these three divine persons, the Holy Spirit has been,…

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