Tag Archives: Eternal life

Was Jesus a legalist?

Matthew 19:16-21 Many Christians find this incident confusing. When the rich young man asks how to gain eternal life, why does Jesus tell him to keep the Law (verse 17)? Is Jesus implying that we can be saved by obeying … Continue reading

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Moving house

Generations ago, it was unusual to move very far away from where you were born. My mother died recently, at the house where she had lived for over sixty years, less than ten miles from her birthplace. But times have … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

Hebrews 11:20-22 All the patriarchs, as they approached the end of their lives, expressed their complete confidence in God’s promises by imparting blessings of power and prosperity to their children. Isaac conferred the inheritance on his youngest son Jacob (Genesis … 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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Can we be sure?

We believe in… the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting John 6:38-40 “I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent Me. And this is the will … Continue reading

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Verse of the month: May 2017

“Abraham was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” (Hebrews 11:10) Abraham was a pilgrim: he had been called out of one city (Ur) to go to another – a heavenly city that could … Continue reading

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Staying alive

The will to live is incredibly strong. ‘While there’s life, there’s hope,’ we say. Perhaps this is why so many people with terminal cancer insist on having further treatment rather than accepting supportive, palliative care – even though the cost … Continue reading

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