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Humble Servant Moses

25 May 2010

In the twelfth chapter of Numbers we read an account of the brother and sister of Moses, Aaron and Miriam, dissenting against Moses (Numbers 12:1-2). The final sentence in verse two: "And Yahweh heard it," resonates ominously. But before the passage reveals the outcome the writer begins by declaring Moses to be "very humble, above all men who were on the surface of the earth." (Numbers 12:3)

Almighty God

3 May 2010

In this article we shall begin to explore the three divine attributes that uniquely belong to God: omniscience (being all-knowing), omnipotence (being all-powerful), and omnipresence (being present everywhere). After defining each term we shall consider some of the implications if they are not properly understood.

Lost In Wonder

24 April 2010

Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Mark 12:29-30). But if we are being honest then there have been times when we have not sought God at all, never mind with our whole being. Maybe we have missed the last few Sunday services, we have not read the bible properly in some time, or we have completely neglected prayer in our lives. Then, often with an initial reluctance, we engage a "Christian duty" and by the grace of God we experience that sense of being lost in wonder. After this we lament how we have squandered opportunities to meet with God as we come to terms with how wonderful that encounter with God was. We resolve to seek God with a renewed determination, but slowly we wander back into the "desert", and the cycle repeats.

We Have No King But You

17 April 2010

In the gospel of John we read how the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together to discuss the way in which the popularity of Jesus was increasing among the Jewish people; they were becoming concerned that unless they intervened then the Romans would step in and take away their authority (John 11:47-48). Then the high priest, Caiaphas, spoke out and said, "It is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish." (John 11:49-50)

Holy Is The Lord

10 April 2010

In the opening chapter of Paul's letter to the Church in Ephesus we read, "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight." (Ephesians 1:4) And in Peter's first letter he quotes from the Old Testament and reminds us that we should be holy because God is holy (1 Peter 1:16). But what does it mean to be holy?

Creation Myths

8 April 2010

In these current times many Christians have rejected the biblical account of creation and have instead turned to science as their guide in matters of absolute truth. In particular, Creationism: the belief that the biblical account of creation is true and God created in six literal days, has undergone serious misrepresentation. The aim of this brief article is to outline some of the common myths that often surround the sound teachings of Creationism, and then through challenging questions I hope to highlight the dangers of rejecting the biblical account of creation.

Lazarus, Come Out!

5 April 2010

In the eleventh chapter of John we read that a message was sent to Jesus about a friend of Mary and Martha called Lazarus who was seriously ill (John 11:3). However, Jesus waited two more days before setting off (John 11:6). In fact, Jesus was in no hurry because when he arrived Lazarus had already been dead for four days and his body had been placed in a stone tomb (John 11:17). But Jesus ordered that the stone be rolled away from the entrance to the cave and He commanded, "Lazarus, come out!" Immediately Lazarus came to life and walked out (John 11:43-44).

The Thief On The Cross

2 April 2010

During the account of the crucifixion given by Luke we read the following exchange between Jesus and the two criminals who were crucified alongside Him.

The Five Solas

28 March 2010

The Five Solas consist of five Latin phrases which summarise the theological distinctives that emerged from the Protestant Reformation during the early sixteenth century. Each sola embodies a fundamental teaching principle. Collectively they were formulated to guard against any belief system which attempted to take glory from God, especially in relation to the involvement of man in salvation.