Monthly Archives: December 2013

What exactly is ‘eternal life’?

52) What hope does everlasting life hold for us? It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and … Continue reading

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Worship Christ, the new-born King

Matthew 2:1,2 “Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”(verse 2) The deification of monarchs was nothing particularly unusual in that era (the … Continue reading

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What is Jesus doing now?

51) Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension? Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing … Continue reading

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The slot machine

I have lost count of the number of times I have been told that people should not believe in God because “prayer doesn’t work.” (As if prayer were a mechanical operation, like a slot machine) The people who say this kind … Continue reading

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What happens to us after death?

50) What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us? Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world … Continue reading

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Tales of the Unexpected: Gideon

(Judges 6-8) In the book of Judges, history repeats itself with almost monotonous regularity. After each deliverance, the next generation of Israelites became as idolatrous as their parents, if not more so. This time, their punishment was the resurgence of … Continue reading

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Where is Jesus now?

49) Where is Christ now? Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge … Continue reading

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