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The Anointed One

Mark 1:10 “Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, He saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.” The title ‘Christ’ or ‘Messiah’ means ‘Anointed One’. The concept of ‘anointing’ means … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: The mark of the people of God

Galatians 6:11-18 At the time Paul wrote this letter, Christians were persecuted mainly by the Jewish community (who resented the inclusion of Gentiles). The Judaistic version of Christianity (forcing Gentile converts to become Jews) effectively reduced it to no more … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: Sowing and reaping

Sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7-10) To sum up: sin is a serious matter, and we don’t have the luxury of being able to ignore it. “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” (Galatians … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: The flesh and the Spirit

Galatians 5:19-26 The battle against sin may have been decisively won when Jesus died on the Cross, but our sinful nature has a powerful hold on us and refuses to admit defeat – which makes further conflict inevitable, even after … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: The Law and the Spirit

Galatians 5:13-18 But there was much more to the Jewish Law than the issues raised by the Judaisers (circumcision and diet). Without the restraining influence of its moral demands, surely Gentile converts would continue to live in their sinful, pagan … Continue reading

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The promise of holiness

We believe in the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 36:27 “I will put My Spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees and be careful to keep My laws.” Why is the Holy Spirit so vital for Christianity? It is … Continue reading

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Jesus: King and Judge (part 2)

Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 11:1-7) sounded pretty fabulous, didn’t it, if not mind-blowing! That’s what we all want the world to be like; but we can’t have peace just on its own, without justice and truth. Which is why … Continue reading

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