Winter 2012-13

The Sabbath: For Christians To Keep?

The word Sabbath is from the Hebrew root “to cease” or “to desist.” It is the holy day of the week for Jews when they stop work, rest and go to the synagogue. It was given to the Jews, along with circumcision, as a sign of the covenant that God had made with them. Orthodox Jews are still very conscientious about observing this day.

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How To Study The Scriptures: Reprinted from Short Papers, Volume 1

It is a very difficult thing for any one to attempt to prescribe for another the proper method of studying scripture. The infinite depths of holy scripture, like the exhaustless resources that are in God, and the moral glories of the Person of Christ, are only unfolded to faith and need.

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The Ministry Of Priests And Prophets

As we read through the Old Testament we discover that God used various channels through which he conveyed His mind to His people Israel, the most prominent of these channels being the priests and the prophets.

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The Love Of Christ: A Meditation And Challenge

The phrase ‘the love of Christ’ occurs just three times in Paul’s epistles, although its truth permeates much more of the New Testament revelation of our Saviour than that. This article considers each of these occurrences in turn with the aim of encouraging us as true believers both to understand its significance better and also to respond to its challenge more wholeheartedly than we have so far done. For the love of Christ is God’s love seen in action in the only perfect Man who ever lived in this fallen world. What has it to teach us today?

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The Sleuths

What quests the world has witnessed! In my boyhood days we were thrilled every now and again by the daring attempt of some gallant explorer to reach one or other of the Poles. The adventure was invariably whelmed in failure, if not in disaster; and few of us really believed that the Poles would ever be discovered.

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Editorial: Follow Me

John’s gospel opens and closes about words.  The profound and majestic opening words of the gospel declare in clear and unmistakable terms, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ 1   The bold, declarative statement leaves us in no doubt that the living Word is none other than the eternal Son of God. The statement demolishes the twisted notion of cults and false teachers that deny or dethrone our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Fellowship Is A Tender Thread

There is an all-too-common phenomenon in the Christian life – the phenomenon known as backsliding. A backslider is a true believer who is out of fellowship with God because of unconfessed sin in his life.

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