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All articles & reviews tagged with gods-sovereignty

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October 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The ‘problem’ of unanswered prayer

‘Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgement of his mercies’. So states the Shorter Catechism, Q. 98. Its answer to the question ‘What is prayer?’ here is hard to better. Prayer is…

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August 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Three true things said by Jesus’ enemies

Throughout his ministry the Lord Jesus Christ was subjected to intense scrutiny and criticism from his enemies. They made all sorts of false accusations against him. Yet some of these accusations were gloriously true, in spite of their wicked intention. In this article we look at three occasions when Jesus’ enemies said, in hostility,…

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Review

July 2018
Reviews > Book

Determined to Believe: The Sovereignty of God, Freedom, Faith, and Human Responsibility

Lennox is a professor of mathematics at Oxford University and has become well known in evangelical circles for his books and debates with atheists. One tribute honours him as ‘one of today’s finest evangelical minds’. Lennox states that his objective in writing is ‘to challenge deterministic arguments that claim to be based on something…

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July 2018
Reviews > Book

A Sweet and Bitter Providence

‘Sex, race and sovereignty in the Book of Ruth’ — so reads this book’s subtitle. Of the three themes highlighted, the one which came across most strongly for me was God’s sovereign providence over every event, whether pleasant or painful. Piper explains that even life’s sorrows come under the sway of God’s providence. He…

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July 2018
Reviews > Book

A Shelter In the Time of Storm: Meditations On God and Trouble

‘Self-sovereignty is the dream of every sinner. It’s hard for us to trust ourselves to the wisdom, power, and control of another. We want to write our own dramas, and we want to be the central character of the story. ‘But the spiritual reality … is that we are not … Our story is…

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Review

July 2018

Habakkuk: The Expectant Prophet

This exposition of Habakkuk highlights the prophet’s experience of waiting for God’s answer to his perplexity over the violence and injustice he saw all around. His comfort was found in a full appreciation of the sovereignty of God. The commentary’s aim is to provide the same comfort to us. Several helpful definitions of God’s…

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November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The mystery of sovereignty

God is utterly sovereign in all things, yet we human beings remain responsible for our actions. This is one of the most difficult, yet also one of the most crucial, teachings of the Bible. We cannot easily see how both these things can be true at the same time, but the Scripture certainly teaches…

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