Archive for June, 2015

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Heralds and Messengers (24:46-49)

Jesus told his disciples that repentance and forgiveness of sins must be heralded to all nations. Why are we so hesitant to act as heralds of the king?

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Three Piles of Hair (5:1-17)

What sort of prophet attacks his own head and chin with a sword? A prophet like Ezekiel. What sort of God destroys the inhabitants of his own chosen city? A God like Yahweh.

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Jesus’s Strategy for Mission (24:47-49)

Jesus found in the Old Testament his strategy for world mission. Do we imagine we could produce a better one?

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Happy with my hymnbook

A few weeks ago I was at a conference. It was excellent. The accommodation was good and the food was plentiful. It was good to catch up with old friends and to make some new ones. And there was a lovely unity. Those who chaired sessions or spoke were united in their emphasis on the central truths of the gospel. The doctrine of God’s sovereignty came through powerfully in session after session. The worship was reverent. The preaching was earnest, passionate, winsome. The conference did me good.

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