Triumphant hope, glorious hope, eternal hope

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). In these words of Jesus, there's a great message of hope - triumphant hope, glorious hope, eternal hope. Triumphant hope Jesus speaks to us about "tribulation" …

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Lord, You speak to us Your Word of warning – and Your promise of blessing.

Lord, You speak to us Your Word of warning - and Your promise of blessing. You call us back from the way of disobedience - and on to the pathway of obedience and blessing. Where does the blessing come from? Does it come from our obedience? No! It comes from Your love. It comes from Your …

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Choosing the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour

Throughout life, we have to make choices. Some choices are relatively straightforward. Others are very much more difficult. Some choices don’t affect the rest of our life very much. There are, however, choices which affect the whole of our life. There is one choice which is more important than any other – choosing the Lord …

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Lord, You, alone, will give us the strength that we need to keep on walking with You, all the days of our life.

Daniel 8:15-9:19; 1 John 2:28-3:10; Proverbs 29:10-18 There is real urgency about Daniel's prayer: "O Lord, look with favour on Your desolate sanctuary ... O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act!" (Daniel 9:17,19). We do need to pray with urgency. There are many who seek to lead us astray (1 John …

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Who Jesus is, what Jesus has done for us, and what Jesus calls us to be.

Luke 9:1-27 It was a short mission (1-6) - short but important! They were being trained for future work. There and then, people were hearing the Gospel, believing in Christ and being saved. There was opposition (7-9): There's always plenty of that - 'We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us' (Romans 8:37). …

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Love so amazing, so divine, shall have my soul, my life, my all. O use me, Lord, use even me, just as Thou wilt, and when, and where.

Numbers 7:1-47 Why do we bring our offerings to the Lord? - 'that they may be used in doing the service of the tent of meeting' (5). We give ourselves to the Lord - 'Love so amazing, so divine, Shall have my soul, my life, my all' - and we ask Him to put our …

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Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology

Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology Volume 13, Number 2 Autumn 1995. This volume contains a review article, in which I share something of my spiritual journey (p. 148). It's a review of Donald Bloesch's book, Holy Scripture: Revelation, Inspiration and Interpretation. There are, also, several other book reviews, written by myself. Karl Barth, Theological Basis …

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