Monthly Archives: May 2013

The gate to salvation

John 10:7-9 “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.”    (verse 7) What is a gate (or door – the Greek word can mean either)? It presupposes some kind of barrier (a wall or fence), … Continue reading

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What sort of Redeemer is needed?

21) What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God? One who is truly human and also truly God. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be … Continue reading

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Let us give thanks!

Psalm 107 “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures for ever.” (verse 1) This psalm gives many examples of God’s intervention, some dramatic, others more ordinary; but in every case we are encouraged first to … Continue reading

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The Redeemer

20) Who is the Redeemer? The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin Himself. “For there is one God and one mediator between God … Continue reading

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Struggling with God

The river Jabbok, where Jacob wrestled with God It is often said that religious people use God as an emotional crutch to help them cope with life. That may well be true for some, but most of us who believe … Continue reading

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The escape route

19) Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favour? Yes, to satisfy His justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to Himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for … Continue reading

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New life

I Thessalonians 2:10-12 “…urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into His Kingdom and glory.”  (verse 12) The Thessalonians to whom Paul was writing had not been Christians very long. They had “turned to God from … Continue reading

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