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Suffering

ARE THERE ANY ANSWERS TO THE PROBLEM OF SUFFERING? 1. Introduction. I am married to Janet – we have 3 children Andrew [17], Stephen [14] & Vicki [12]. – average family with the usual — ups and downs of family life. – car gives trouble, the washing machine overflows and floods the kitchen – the … Continue reading

Grace, Mercy and Peace

GRACE MERCY AND PEACE!   What words of greeting do Paul and other NT writers use at beginning of letters. Galatians 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, (NIV) 2 Corinthians 1:2           2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus … Continue reading

Grace

“THE GOD OF ALL GRACE”   1 Peter 5:10   INTRODUCTION. Grace – a Christian jargon word that we use so often and so glibly. Most Bible-believing Christians can quote Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God … Continue reading

Forgiveness

FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER Colossians 3v13   INTRODUCTION.   Bear with one another and forgive whatever grievences you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. [Col.3v13]   Paul is writing to the Church at Colossae. A group of people who have been forgiven by God and brought into a relationship with Jesus … Continue reading

Bible Basics

BIBLE BASICS.   [Extracted mainly from Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R C Sproul]   #1. DIVINE REVELATION.   Passages to reflect upon: Psalm 19v1-14. Ephesians 3v1-13. 2 Timothy 3v14-17. Hebrews 1v1-4.   Summary Points: 1. Christianity is a revealed religion. 2. God’s revelation is a self-disclosure. He removes the veil   that … Continue reading

Seeing is believing

“16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what … Continue reading

Lest we forget…

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) Remember those who laid down their lives in war, for our freedom. Remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus who laid down his life, for our eternal freedom!

Romans 16:25-27 – Doxology

DOXOLOGY Romans 16v25-27 [cf.1v1-7]   INTRODUCTION ILLUS.: past week – many people at a lost for word to express their sadness, grief, anger,  over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.   There are many things in life that we find difficult to describe – times when we are broken-hearted or times when we are … Continue reading

Romans 16:1-25 – Greetings and other things

GREETINGS AND OTHER THINGS!   Romans 16v1-24   INTRODUCTION   Paul has come to the end of his letter. If we were looking at this letter as a purely theological document we probably would not bother with this last chapter..   ILLUS.: Ever had the experience of being given a letter to read  by a … Continue reading

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