Category Archives: People

Joshua

The first chapter of Joshua begins with the death of Moses. And Moses is going to be a very hard act to follow: he led the nation of Israel for forty years, out of Egypt and through the wilderness, and … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Sarah

Hebrews 11:11,12 Abraham was not the only member of his family who needed to have faith. His wife Sarah had not only been infertile all her life, but was long past the age of being able to have children. After … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Abraham

Hebrews 11:8-10,17-19 Abraham, the great founder of God’s people, is famous for his courageous and sacrificial faith. Yet in essence, all he did was take God at His word, made a definitive break with his former life, and put himself … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Noah

Hebrews 11:7 God gave Noah warning of impending judgement, so that he could take action. Noah could not prevent or avoid the Flood; but by obeying God’s instructions he could survive it. That obedience must have cost him a great … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Enoch

Hebrews 11:5,6 We know even less about Enoch than about Abel. Compared with his contemporaries, his life was short; but his witness was powerful. “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (Genesis … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Abel

Hebrews 11:4 The Biblical account of Abel’s life (Genesis 4:1-8) is tantalisingly brief, and it’s unclear why his offering should have been acceptable to God while his brother Cain’s was not (it wasn’t because it was a blood sacrifice; these … Continue reading

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Can we rehabilitate Judas?

Of all the characters in the Easter story, Judas is one of the most enigmatic, and therefore one of the most fascinating. As the man who betrayed Jesus with a kiss and then killed himself, he has been vilified all … Continue reading

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