Jesus – Our Great Saviour

Some people think of Jesus as a great teacher of morality. Is that all that we can say about Him? Those who “believe” in Him say something else about Him: He’s “the Son of God” and “the Saviour of the world” (Luke 1:35; John 4:42). The critics say, “You can’t say that!” We give this …

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The Kingdom Of God In The Teaching Of Jesus

 * The Kingdom of God does not belong to this world (John 18:36). The Kingdom of God has come into this world (Mark 1:15). God's Kingdom cannot be identified with anything that belongs to this world. The church is not the Kingdom. The church is a signpost. It points us to The Kingdom. It is …

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Is God still out there? What about taking a look at Jesus Christ?

What about God? Have you forgotten about Him? Is He still out there? or Has He disappeared? Plenty of people tell you that you're wasting your time even thinking about God. They tell you that you're a fool if you believe in God. Did you know that the Bible says the exact opposite: "The fool …

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The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet.

"The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet... " (Deuteronomy 18:15). This prophecy has its greatest fulfilment in Christ. Jesus is more than a prophet. He is the substance of the prophecy concerning God's Kingdom. The coming of God's Kingdom is the coming of Christ, both His first coming (our foretaste of …

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Receive New Life From The Lord – And Live Your Life For Him (John 10:10).

What's it all about - this Christianity? is it a form of religion or a code of ethics? The words, 'religion' and 'ethics' are well wide of the mark when it comes to describing what it means to be a Christian. The word, 'life' is the word used by Jesus: "I have come that they …

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The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord

"You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High" (Luke 1:31-32) - What a special person Jesus is! He's the Son of God - and he's our Saviour! "And there were shepherds living out in …

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A Christ-Centred Life And A Christ-Centred Ministry

"He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30). One ministry was about to end. Another ministry was about to begin. The second ministry would be greater than the first ministry. - The first ministry was the ministry of John the Baptist. - The second ministry was the ministry of Jesus the Saviour. What a …

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You’ve heard about “American Pie.” What about “The Parable Guy”?

Jesus was a storyteller. He told stories that had a deeper meaning. He told stories that challenged us to change our way of thinking. He told stories that challenged us to change our way of living. It was not so much about changing ourselves. It was about being changed by Jesus and the words that …

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Keeping Christ at the centre

Without Christ, there is no Gospel.  Christ is the Gospel. He is our Message. He is our Testimony. In an ever-changing world, let us never lose sight of this: ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever’ (Hebrews 13:8). May God help us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. 

How far can psychology and sociology take us?

When I was a young student, I studied psychology and sociology. I learned a lot about these subjects. Most of it I've now forgotten. Here's something I haven't forgotten. At my first psychology seminar, the leader described the study of psychology as building on shifting sand. As I heard these words, I remembered the parable …

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Centred on the Saviour, Empowered by the Spirit, Grounded in the Scriptures

Centred on the Saviour, Empowered by the Spirit, Grounded in the Scriptures – These are the lessons that we must keep on learning if we are to bring glory to God and receive blessing from Him. * Centred on the Saviour Being a Christian isn’t something that we do for ourselves. It’s not something that …

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Preaching The Gospel Of Christ, Our Great Saviour

These are some outlines for preaching God's Word. _________________________________________________________ Awaiting Christ’s Return, let us worship God and walk in His ways. Worshipping the Lord with joy Walking with the Lord in love Worshipping with joy and  walking in love, we await Christ’s Return. __________________________________________________________ The Good News of Christ. is for all the world. Christ …

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So long ago and so far away! … Are the shepherds and wise men really so different from us?

The shepherds and the wise men seem so different from us! Everything seems so long ago and so far away! Are they really any different from us? Can we dare to forget the lessons we learn from the shepherds and the wise men? Some may say, 'It was different back then. Life was so simple. …

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Prophets, speaking for God …

"Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. …

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The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and the Reality of Salvation (book review)

The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and the Reality of Salvation Christian D. Kettler University Press of America, Lanham, MD, 1991; 338pp., $28.00; ISBN 0 8191 8273 7 'A memorable month in 1981', when Kettler served as teaching assistant at Fuller Seminary to Thomas F. Torrance, stimulated him to explore further 'the profound evangelical and ecumenical …

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The Gospel Raises Our Questions – And Gives God’s Answer.

The Gospel raises questions in our minds. It makes us wonder about the meaning, purpose and direction of our life. It gets us started thinking in a different way, asking questions about the way we live: "Is all there is, or is there something more?" When Jesus starts speaking to us in the places of …

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Paul Tillich’s Systematic Theology: “A Help In Answering Questions”?

"My purpose, and I believe it is a justified purpose, has been to present the method and the structure of a theological system written from an apologetic point of view and carried through in a continuous correlation with philosophy ... A help in answering questions: this is exactly the purpose of this theological system." (Paul …

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So many questions, so few answers: Is this all that we have to say to today’s world?

What, really, is going on in our world? There are so many questions, and there are so few answers. Where do we go from here? Do we give up on asking questions because we we have given up on the idea that there are any answers to our many questions? Do we give up on …

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You Raise Me Up.

"Your eyes are too pure to look on evil" (Habakkuk 1:13). The contrast between our sinfulness and God's holiness is an absolute contrast - never the two shall meet. Can we raise ourselves up from our sinfulness to God's holiness? - No! We cannot. We need to be raised up from above, by the Lord. …

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Berkouwer on “Scripture and Christ”

In his book, “Holy Scripture”, Berkouwer places great emphasis on the vital connection between Scripture and Christ.* “Scripture is the Word of God because the Holy Spirit witnesses in it of Christ” (”Holy Scripture” (p. 162).* “the purpose of the God-breathed Scripture is … to witness of the salvation of God unto faith” (p. 180).* …

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