God’s Eternal Love – Be still and know that there is love, eternal love, the love of God.

‘Be still, and know that I am God... Shout to God with loud songs of joy’ (Psalm 46:10; 47:2). In our worship, there is to be both quiet trust and loud praise. We read the great words: ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble’ (Psalm 46:1). God’s Word brings peace …

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Where do we find perfect love?

"Perfect love drives out fear" (1 John 4:18).Where do we find perfect love?Do we find it in our own love for God? No! - Our love for God is very far from perfect.Do we find it in our love for one another? No! - Our love for one another is very far from perfect.Where do …

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Berkouwer on Barth’s Distinction Between Universal Election And Universal Salvation

Some people are impressed by Barth’s distinction between universal election and universal salvation. They defend his position. Some have been influenced by Barth and have become universalists. Berkouwer’s view was that our critique of Barth must begin with looking closely at his teaching concerning universal election. * By speaking of the idea of the depth-aspect …

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Believe the Gospel. Be changed by the Gospel.

Second Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16 or Exodus 15:1-11; Psalm 111; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Christ has risen. Believe the Gospel. Be changed by the Gospel. The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ (John 16:14). ‘No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit’ (1 Corinthians 12:3). In the preaching …

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‘I Will Not Leave You Until I Have Done What I Have Promised You.’

Genesis 28:10-22 Just another night (11)? No! - this was a night to remember, a night Jacob would never forget. God came to him with His wonderful promise of love: ‘I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you’(15). At Bethel (‘the house of God’), powerfully transformed by the presence …

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We’re Heirs Of God’s Kingdom. Let’s Walk The Walk – Not Just Talk The Talk!

The gospel is to be believed - and it is to be lived. We are to hear the word of God - and we are to do the word of God. This is the message of the letter of James. We are to be practical Christians, men and women who live for Christ in our …

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