G C Berkouwer, “A Half Century of Theology”

In my book on Berkouwer ("The Problem of Polarization: An Approach based on the writings of G C Berkouwer"), I wrote quite a bit about his book, “A Half Century of Theology.” I focused on what he had to say about apologetics and social concern. The discussion ranged quite widely, drawing upon passages from all …

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Keep Your Eyes On Christ. He Will Keep You From Falling.

Psalm 72:1-20 Read the words - ‘His Name’ shall ‘endure for ever’(17) - and think of Christ. His Name is ‘the Name above all other names’. He is ‘the King of kings and Lord of lords’(Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 19:16). Read the words - ‘all nations call Him blessed’(17) - , and think of Christ. ‘From …

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When our situation seems to be utterly hopeless, God is with us.

Psalms 108:1-13- ‘With God we shall gain the victory. He will trample down our enemies’(13). In ourselves, there is only defeat. We are no match for ‘our enemies’- the world, the flesh and the devil. We are surrounded by the world - ‘The world is ever near. I see the sights that dazzle. The tempting …

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Lord, Your Word gives us a much-needed warning: “Don’t let the world squeeze you into its mould.”

Lord, Your Word gives us a much-needed warning: “Don’t let the world squeeze you into its mould” (Romans 12:2). You’re challenging us. You’re asking us a very disturbing question – “Are you becoming more like the world or more like the Lord?” This is not only a disturbing question. It’s a life-changing question. Answering this …

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A dwelling place of God in the Spirit: That’s what you are!

1 Kings 5:1-6:13  -  Do you ‘rejoice greatly’ when you hear the Word of the Lord (5:7)? God wants to ‘establish His Word’ among us (6:12). He wants to establish His presence among us. He is ‘the Word made flesh’. He ‘dwells among us, full of grace and truth’. He is ‘Emmanuel’ - ‘God with …

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What Are You Saying To Us, Lord, Here-And-Now?

"You have heard that it was said... But I say to you... " (Matthew 5:21-22,27-28,31-32,33-34, 38-39,43-44). When we see the great contrast between what has been said in the past and what Jesus says to His generation and our generation, we must remember Jesus' words, "Don't ever think that I came to set aside Moses; …

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We are to listen to Jesus, God’s beloved Son.

Luke 9:28-62 The 'glory' of Christ (32) - 'Before the world was made', He shared the Father's glory. Through the Cross - 'His departure...'(31) - , Christ, 'the Lamb that was slain' for sinners, has fulfilled God's eternal purpose of salvation (John 17:4-5; Revelation 13:8). We are to 'look' to the Lamb of God. We …

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Help us, Lord, to rejoice in Your love for us, and to share Your love with others.

You call us, Lord, to “be still and know that You are God” (Psalm 46:10). You call us to “shout to You with songs of joy” (Psalm 47:2). Your Word brings peace to our hearts – “In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15). Your blessing is not to be kept to …

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We thank You, Lord, that “the vilest offender, who truly believes, that moment, from Jesus, a pardon receives.”

We thank You, Lord, that "the vilest offender, who truly believes, that moment, from Jesus, a pardon receives." By faith, we receive Your forgiveness - but we never earn Your forgiveness. Forgiveness is always Your gift. It's never a reward. By faith, we look away from ourselves. We look to Jesus, our Saviour. We do …

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