Monthly Archives: January 2013

Treasure in jars of clay

II Corinthians 4:7 Paul has been enthusing about the preaching of the gospel, and how it has brought enlightenment and the knowledge of God to the world. He had a very successful apostolic ministry, yet he knew that it had … Continue reading

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Why did God create us?

4) How and why did God create us? God created us male and female in His own image to know Him, love Him, live with Him, and glorify Him. And it is right that we who were created by God … Continue reading

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Christianity at work

The recent judgement in the European Court of Human Rights is supposed to settle what Christians can and can’t do in their places of work. The four cases under consideration illustrated two distinct issues. Two women had been forbidden to … Continue reading

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Father, Son and Spirit

3) How many persons are there in God? There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory. “May the … Continue reading

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The people of God

Hosea 2:23 God had instructed the prophet Hosea to marry a woman who would be unfaithful to him, just as the Israelites were being unfaithful to their God. Hosea’s children were given prophetic names: Lo-Ruhamah (‘Not-loved’) and Lo-Ammi (‘Not my … Continue reading

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What is God?

2) What is God? God is the Creator and Sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in His power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through Him and by His … Continue reading

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The house of God

Isaiah 66:1,2 This part of the book of Isaiah is addressed to the Israelites exiled in Babylon. The Temple in Jerusalem, God’s dwelling-place, had been destroyed. So where was God? This is what the LORD says:         … Continue reading

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