Archive for June, 2011

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The sign of Jonah (Jonah 2)

Jonah sang a song of testimony from the belly of the fish.  Thrown into the sea, he had experienced all the horrors of death.  Yet the Lord rescued him and raised him back to life.  His experience became the sign which convinced the people of Nineveh to repent.  The sign which we present to the world is the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Hearing Jesus in the Old Testament (9:28-36)

We sketch out eight ways in which Christ is made known to us in the Old Testament.

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This is my Son – hear Him! (9:28-36)

Moses and Elijah were two of the greatest prophets of Old Testament times.  But they were only pointers to the Christ, God’s Son.  The disciples had to learn to focus all their attention on Jesus only.  How can we use the Old Testament in a way that draws us to Christ alone?

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Roots that refresh!

A Baptist Model for Church Life (October 10th-13th). Dr. James Renihan, from California, will help us be informed and inspired by our Baptist history and theology. He is Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at The Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, CA.

He has written a definitive guide to church life among early English Baptists, entitled “Edification and Beauty: the Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675-1705”.

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A voyage to Tarshish (Jonah 1)

Jonah’s voyage to Tarshish had great consequences for Jonah.  It had great consequences for the people of Nineveh.  But it also had great consequences for the sailors who manned the ship.  How wonderfully God weaves together the lives of different people in his one great plan!

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