Praying through God’s Word: Galatians

Galatians 1:1-2:10 Lord, we thank you that You have given to us “a revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:12). Christ is the Gospel. He is our testimony. He is our message. Help us to keep Him at the very centre of our life. In our ever-changing world, help us to keep on saying, “Jesus Christ …

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A stairway to heaven …

Genesis 27:1-28:32; Matthew 10:32-11:5; Psalm 9:1-6 As we see the progress of the divine promise through the line of Jacob, we also see that Esau married into Ishmael’s side of the family (Genesis 28:8-9). The tremendous experience, given by God to Jacob (Genesis 28:10-22) was one of the great turning-points in Jacob’s life (see also Genesis …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Galatians

Galatians 1:1-2:10Lord, we thank you that You have given to us "a revelation of Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12). Christ is the Gospel. He is our testimony. He is our message. Help us to keep Him at the very centre of our life. In our ever-changing world, help us to keep on saying, "Jesus Christ is …

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Looking At Things Through Christ’s Eyes (Revelation 6:1 … )

Christ invites us to ‘come’ (Revelation 6:1; Revelation 6:,3; Revelation 6:5; Revelation 6:7) and look at things through His eyes. With Him, we look at earth. With Him, we look at heaven. Troubled world, tremendous worship: These are the things we see when we look through the eyes of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our world …

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Through faith in Christ, we look ahead to ‘a heavenly country’…

Those who ‘trust in the Lord... will dwell in the land’. Those who turn from Him will ‘perish’(Psalm 37:3 and Psalm 37:20). Through faith in Christ, we look ahead to ‘a heavenly country’, ‘better’ than anything we will know on earth (Hebrews 11:16; Philippians 3:20). We have caught sight of ‘a happy land, far, far …

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May God help us to lead people to Christ… (Ruth 3:1-4:22).

Ruth was covered by the 'garment' of Boaz, her 'kinsman-redeemer' (Ruth 3:9). Jesus is our Kinsman-Redeemer. He has become one of us. He shares our 'flesh and blood', our 'humanity'. Through His 'suffering' and 'death', we are brought to 'glory' (Hebrews 2:10-11; Hebrews 2:14-15). In Him, we 'rejoice': 'He has clothed me with garments of …

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G. C. Berkouwer and T. F. Torrance on the Doctrine of Election

T. F. Torrance contributed an article to a collection of essays written in honour of G. C. Berkouwer. The book is Ex Auditu Verbi, Theologische opstellen aangeboden aan Prof. G. C. Berkouwer, (J. H. Kok, Kampen, 1965), edited by R. Schippers et al. Torrance’s article is found at pp. 272-296. This article - “The Epistemological Relevance of the Spirit” - …

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