Great God, Great Salvation

We hear the words, “Return to the Lord, your God” (Joel 2:13). They are followed by some wonderful words about the character of God - “He is merciful and compassionate, patient and always ready to forgive and to change His plans about disaster” (Joel 2:13). How do we know that God is like this? We …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 98:1-9

"Be jubilant, shout for joy and sing to the Lord ... " (Psalm 98:4-5). Our joyful worship goes to the Lord. First, it comes from Him (Psalm 98:1-3). Israel looked back to the Exodus. We look back to Jesus - His death and resurrection. We do more than look back. We look forward - "He …

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A response to a comment by G. R. Osborne on Berkouwer’s understanding of the doctrine of final perseverance

In his contribution to Clark Pinnock (editor), Grace Unlimited (1975), G. R. Osborne states that Berkouwer, in Faith and Perseverance, pp. 9-10, “speaks of the timelessness of the doctrine of final perseverance, founded on ‘the richness and abidingness of salvation” (p. 188, emphasis mine).This single-sentence comment on Berkouwer’s view hardly gives a fair indication of …

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In Christ, we are set free to obey God.

We noted, in Genesis 1:1-3, the importance of getting our priorities right - God, God's Word, God's Spirit. Here, we emphasize the importance of these priorities. We are under God. We must remember that He is God (Genesis 2:15). We are to obey God's Word (Genesis 2:16). Here we learn that the act of obedience …

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God’s great plan of salvation …

“I will make you into a great nation, ... all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2-3). From Abram to the nation of Israel, from the nation of Israel to all nations - This is the progression of God's great plan of salvation. The promise was given to Abram. It was fulfilled in Christ. Abram …

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