Month: March 2010

Making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland

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Reflections on the Scandal – Chapter 3: The Strange Triumph of a Slaughtered Lamb

Make no mistake about it, in chapter 3 of Scandalous, D.A. Carson means serious business. A sensible rule of thumb is that when you notice a chapter has the term “slaughtered lamb” in the title, you should prepare yourself for a serious read. Seriously. Ok – I’ve used the term “serious” more times in this…
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Reflections on the Scandal – Chapter 2: The Centre of the Whole Bible

I am constantly amazed by the fact that no matter how many times I read the accounts of the cross or a new book on the subject of the cross, God continues to reveal more of Himself to me. As someone who has been a Christian for a number of years I know I can…
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Reflections on the Scandal – Chapter 1: The Ironies of the Cross

Irony is what separates us from the animals (and the Americans). Okay, there may be a few other things too, but I love irony. It’s why I chuckled with glee when the unfortunately timed photo to the right was released following protests in London. It’s also why I was eager to begin reading the first…
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Reflections on the Scandal

Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week; the week leading up to Good Friday (when we remember Christ’s death on the cross), and Easter Sunday (when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and victory over sin and death). This year, to guide our thoughts and meditations in the build up to Easter, a number of friends…
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Alive (Part 1) – Remember the Risen Jesus (2 Timothy 2:3-18)

Ste Evans looks at Paul’s exhortation to Timothy to remember the risen Jesus who is worth suffering for, even to death.

Easter: Shadows Part 3 (Psalm 22)

This new Easter series examines Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Messiah. In this, the third of the series, Ronnie Evans looks at the prophecies relating to Christ’s death as described by King David.

The Promise (part 8) – Acts 3:11-26

Ronnie Evans continues with Peter and John’s speech to the people of Israel, emphasising the choice of death over life that they had made, and the call to repentance.

Easter: Shadows Part 2 (Isaiah 52:13-53:12)

This new Easter series examines Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Messiah. In this, the second of the series, Andy Evans looks at the humiliation and the exultation of the Son of God as described by the prophet Isaiah.

The Promise (part 7) – Acts 3:1-16

Continuing with this series moving through the book of Acts, Ronnie speaks on Peter and John’s lack of resources and availability to God, and the power of speaking, praying and living in Jesus’ name.