Monthly Archives: March 2013

‘God’s Friday’ by Dr. Ben Witherington

I often dip into Dr Ben Witherington’s blog and here he writes, “When it comes to Good Friday, we tend to hear a lot of sermons about the soteriological benefits of Christ’s death for us all, which is of course appropriate. … Continue reading

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The Resurrection is “Of First Importance”

The basis of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because he is raised so will those who put their trust in Him (1 Corinthians 15:20-23). It is good to read the reminder by Dr. Stanley Ward of … Continue reading

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Creation: A Subject Bigger Than We Think

When I first wrestled with the idea of Someone ‘up there’ or ‘out there’ who could be responsible for the creation of the universe and our planet Earth, and everything in it, and me too, I tried to avoid the … Continue reading

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BEHOLD WHAT MANNER OF LOVE

When the Apostle John penned 1 John 3:1 he was not naive about the experiences of life. Christians facing the world in the Apostle John’s day would have been cruel and barbaric. John himself had been imprisoned on the Isle … Continue reading

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Another Way To Go: Grace Versus Law

Les Miserables has a spiritual appeal to Christian writers on God’s grace as we have seen previously. Here is another: “One of the most enduring works of art over the past two hundred years is Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Rarely does … Continue reading

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Dr. Ben Witherington III – The Law In Romans 7

Well it is not about the law as such. This is a presentation by Dr. Ben Witherington given at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature last year in Chicago. It is for academics and deals with ‘Preaching … Continue reading

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God’s Law Is Good News

So why do some want to make God’s Law contrary to God’s Grace? Continuing the theme of God’s Law from the previous post which emphasised God’s Law as a Law of love, Carolyn Arends describes God’s Law as being good … Continue reading

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