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From the Greater to the Lesser

  • 27 June 2018

God only ever wants what is best for those who are in Christ. No matter what the circumstances or how difficult things may seem, he promises it is for our good and his glory.

The Bible offers proof of this. Consider the following passage from Paul's letter to the Romans:

Romans 8:31–32
[31] What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? [32] He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (ESV)

God's Will For Your Life

  • 31 May 2018

What is God's will for your life? What, ultimately, does he want you to achieve? The Bible gives a fairly clear answer - "this is the will of God, your sanctification" (1 Thess 4:3, ESV). He wants you to grow and mature and become as much like Jesus Christ as you can. Everything else is a consequence or a 'working out' of that one goal.

Consider the following:

What can we learn from Acts 16 about the sufficiency and supremacy of the gospel?

  • 27 April 2018

Introduction

Acts 16 marks the beginning of Paul’s second missionary journey. After delivering the letter from the Jerusalem Council to the believers in Antioch, Paul decides to revisit those places where he had previously set up churches. Along with Silas he sets out to deliver the letter and encourage those churches. After recruiting Timothy to his mission and having been directed by the Holy Spirit to Philippi in Macedonia, Luke tells the story three very different people and the power of the gospel to unite them.

Can Christians say there is no God but Allah?

  • 16 April 2018

Introduction

Can Christians say there is no God but Allah? This has been a much-debated question over the last two decades, particularly since the September 11th terrorism attacks in New York and the proliferation of Muslim immigration to western nations. The question is intended to provoke consideration of the similarities and differences between the Christian and Islamic understanding of God in order to work toward peaceful relations.

The Image of God

  • 22 March 2018

Introduction

The aim of this article is to explain what it means to say ‘man is made in the image of God’ and then to consider the implications for human relationships today. 

Appreciating God's Glory in Creation

  • 15 January 2018

Clyde Kilby was an author and professor of English. He once gave ten resolutions to better mental health by considering God's glory in creation. For example:

1. At least once every day I shall look steadily up at the sky and remember that I, a consciousness with a conscience, am on a planet traveling in space with wonderfully mysterious things above and about me. 

Our Basis Of Doctrine: Part 18 - Our Responsibility

  • 11 September 2017

This is an ongoing series of blog posts in which we provide a brief overview of our church’s Basis of Doctrine as set out in the Church Constitution, by defining, explaining and proving from Scripture the various doctrines expressed. This is not meant to be an exhaustive study, so there is much that won’t be stated or defended. Click here to view our Basis of Doctrine.

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