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God's Parallel Covenants

The Bible shows that all God’s dealings with men and women are conducted on the basis of two underlying covenants, either that of works or that of grace.These two covenants, in a way, run parallel with each other through history.

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The Value of Covenants

Here are some of the personal spiritual benefits of understanding God’s covenants: First, they provide a clear view of how God deals with mankind, so as to preserve his own holiness, and to explain the Secondly, they show that any relationship with God is entirely his initiative and

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Expository Preaching - Benefits and Pitfalls

What exactly is ­expository preaching? It is preaching that draws the message from the biblical text, clearly and methodically, honouring the sense of the text, and the style of communication employed. Before looking at classic examples from sermons of

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A Spiritual Growth Check

The well-known command to grow in grace and knowledge was given by Peter as the essential antidote to backsliding and apostasy, the apostle having just written: 'Beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.' From the second chapter

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God's Love in a Pandemic

These are momentous days when we find ourselves in the midst of a worldwide ‘discipline’ or warning from God, calling us to acknowledge and seek Him. And although we shrink from the thought, this is the reason for all unexpected catastrophes, whether epidemics, floods or vast fires.

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Recent Race Demonstrations

All manifestations of racial disrespect are disgraceful to sincere Christian people. They flow obviously from the Fall of man. All hatred, all superiority, all disdain, all persecution of ‘other’ ethnic groups and religions, together with all ideological persecution (which is the greatest killer in modern times), and all class prejudice is forbidden by the sixth commandment – ‘Thou shalt not ki...

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Should churches comply with government instructions about coronavirus?

It is now that doubts begin to rise, and various voices in the Christian world begin to question the almost universal compliance with government rules on the part of churches.

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Does the Lord Really Guide?

Only thirty years ago the question that heads this article would never have been asked by Bible-believing Christians, because the need to seek God's guidance in all the major decisions of life was firmly fixed in the minds of those who followed Christ. But the great decline of the quality of Bible teaching

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True Repentance for Believers

What are the Old Testament sacrifices about? Are they similar to the cultic practices of the pagans? No, they are not. They speak volumes, being performed in the light of a coming Saviour. That, at least, is how it should have been for sincere and thoughtful Israelites.

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Joshua's Sixteen Resolutions

Around 1375 BC Joshua proclaimed his ‘farewell’ address to all the elders and heads of the families of Israel. Speaking by divine inspiration the aged leader gave the people sixteen profound and heart-searching resolutions that stand to this day as monitors of the committed spiritual life.

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Why Did God Allow Sin And The Fall?

How could it be that God allowed the Fall, and all the evil, disobedience and horror that was brought into the world, when our first parents fell? How was it that sin was ever permitted in the first place?

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Sincerity First and Foremost in the Christian Armour

'Stand therefore,' says the apostle, 'having your loins girt about with truth.' Of all the Christian virtues, love is named in the New Testament as the greatest and first, but when several virtues are presented as the Christian’s armour, sincerity is the piece which must be donned first as foundational to all others. If not the 'greatest' it is a pivotal virtue. Do we po...

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