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All articles & reviews tagged with calvary

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October 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Seven sayings from the cross – the promise of paradise

The Lord’s first word from the cross concerned forgiveness (Luke 23:34). The second saying is also found in Luke’s account of the passion of Christ, and it concerns one who became a forgiven sinner. In Luke 23:43 Jesus says to one of the thieves crucified alongside him: ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you…

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April 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The centrality of the cross

We are all born into this world as sinners under the judgement of God. This being so, we desperately need to be saved. It is here that the Christian gospel really is good news. Jesus saves! This is the glory and distinguishing mark of true Evangelicalism. Whereas Roman Catholicism preaches a works-based 'salvation', that…

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June 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cross – Its perfect triumph

How did Calvary look to the disciples of Jesus in the hours after his death? The question can be easily answered. In the disciples' eyes, Calvary was a tragedy. It was a place where good was defeated, hopes crushed, and evil won the day. Two of them expressed their feelings plaintively: 'We had hoped…

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April 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cross-The true cause of Christ’s death

It is not uncommon for Christians to believe something passionately and then discover later that they have been wrong. Convinced that they have grasped the true teaching of the Bible, they are amazed that others can't see it. But eventually their eyes are opened and they realise that they have been mistaken. The apostle…

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October 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The dying words of Jesus – ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Jesus was nailed to the cross at nine in the morning. He died at three in the afternoon. The first three of his dying statements were spoken during his first three hours on the cross. The last four were spoken in quick succession just before he died at three. From noon until three Jesus…

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August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The dying words of Jesus (part 2)

The Lord Jesus Christ was crucified between two thieves. The religious leaders of the day probably got no small delight from this. To them it was the ultimate insult to the one they despised so much. The self-proclaimed Messiah dying with common criminals! What more proof could there be that he was an impostor?…

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May 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Mary Magdalene

'And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna…

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