Monthly Archives: June 2013

The redemption of all creation

26) What else does Christ’s death redeem? Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good. “God was pleased to … Continue reading

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Fan your gift into flame

II Timothy 1:6,7 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”       (verse 6) This was Paul’s last letter before his execution. … Continue reading

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Can all our sins be forgiven?

25) Does Christ’s death mean that all our sins can be forgiven? Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and … Continue reading

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Why did Christ have to die?

24) Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. … Continue reading

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Chosen by God

Deuteronomy 7:6-11 “The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession.”         (verse 6) Until God rescued them miraculously from slavery in … Continue reading

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Why must the Redeemer be God?

23) Why must the Redeemer be truly God? That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that he would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and … Continue reading

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Mockery

Mock´er`y n. 1. The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit appearanc e. .   2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule. (Webster’s online dictionary)  Mockery must be as old as human society. It’s a powerful tool for enforcing social conformity, because nobody likes being laughed at. Most people try to avoid being … Continue reading

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