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Assurance of Salvation

'These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know ye have eternal life ...' (1 John 5:13). Do you have peace with God? Are you sure that your sins are forgiven? Do you know that you are a child of God? Are you certain that you are on your way to heave... Read More

Biblical Principles of Christian Giving

Christian giving is an act of worship and thanksgiving to God. It is the loving expression of the Christian's supreme devotion and loyalty to God. Scripture lays great emphasis on the manner in which we give. Systematically 'On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of m... Read More

Change - Human or Divine

Becoming a Christian means a radical change in the life.1 Realising that a change is necessary many people try to accomplish it in their own power and seek to bring some semblance of Christian order into their lives. There are various changes attempted such as: An educational change Some think that ... Read More

Christ's Great Commands

The word 'sent' well sums up Christ's consuming zeal. He was sent to accomplish His Father's will. He was sent to needy humanity for its redemption. He completed His task, and, so that this message might reach earth's remotest bounds, He established certain missionary principles. Three of these are ... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (Christ and You )

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN'. (Isa. 9:6) Thus prophesied Isaiah about 700 years before the Babe of Bethlehem was laid in the manger. The outstanding reaction to His coming was ]OY. A multitude of the heavenly host appeared to the shepherds saying 'Glory to God in the highest .... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (Christmas)

Christmas is: A TIME OF EXULTATION There was joy in heaven, for the heavenly host were praising God at Christ's birth (Luke 2.13). There was joy on earth, for the angels brought 'good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people' (Luke 2.10). This joy transcends all barriers of creed, culture ... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh)

"And when they had opened their treasures they presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense and myrrh" (Matt. 2:11) CHRISTMAS-TIME is a time of giving. Children delight in it because of all the presents they receive, but primarily this time of giving is a time when we remember that God gave His Son ... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (He Came for Me )

'Lo I come... To do Thy will, O God.' To God Christmas meant an enormous sacrifice. He gave His Son! All heaven must have wondered at the incomprehensible and unfathomable depths of a love which would go to such lengths. The Lord of glory took the form of a helpless baby. God did not need to do this... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (He is Lord )

At Christmas time we are reminded of the great mystery and miracle which the theologians call `unio hypostatica', the genuine unity of true God and true man in Jesus Christ. Today the doctrine of the Virgin Birth is relegated to the realm of mythology, and some theologians who appear otherwise evang... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (His Unique Birth and Death )

JESUS was born. Never had there been such a night. Jesus was born of a Virgin. If not, we face the blasphemous alternative, the slanderous implication that Mary was guilty of immorality and Jesus was illegitimate. Perish the thought! To deny the virgin birth is to impugn the veracity of Scripture an... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (Is Jesus Jehovah? )

The doctrine of the Person of Christ has ever been and will ever be at the forefront of Satanic attack. If Jesus Christ is not God the biblical plan of salvation crumbles. Is it possible to prove from the Scriptures that Jesus of Nazareth is Yahweh or Jehovah of the Old Testament? What light shines ... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (Jesus Christ - Human and Divine)

In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form' (Col 2:9). In Him we have the fullness of Deity framed in humanity. Jesus Christ is perfect man and perfect God. HUMAN His humanity is seen in that He was born of a woman; He grew in wisdom and stature as other humans; He was subject to t... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (More than Festivities)

Christmas means more than the domestic festivities, the family reunions and the giving of presents, more than the glittering lights and the gaily decorated Christmas tree, more than the holly and the ivy; more than the carols by candlelight and the traditional Christmas crib. The heart of the matter... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (The Incarnation and the Crucifixion Linked in Old Testament Typology)

'God is a Spirit, - infinite, eternal and unchangeable - in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth' (Shorter Catechism). How is this incomparable Being, the Wholly Other, to communicate with insignificant man' In His infinite wisdom God became Man. He projected Himself into ... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (The Message of the Angels )

At the time of the birth of Jesus angels appeared on four occasions to different people announcing this great event and issues relating to it. An angel appeared to Zacharias. to Mary, to Joseph, and to the shepherds. On every occasion the message was prefaced by the words, 'Fear not,' words of comfo... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (The Mystery of Christmas )

It is a singular instance of the irony of history that, when Rome was sacked by Alaric the Goth in 410 AD, some of her high-born citizens fled to and found refuge in Bethlehem. Rome's imperial pride had given the Lord of Glory a manger for a cradle in Bethlehem, and now some of her most illustrious ... Read More

Christmas is Jesus (The Virgin Birth)

What think ye of Christ' Whose son is He'' asked Jesus (Matt.22:42) This very question was put to a churchman some time ago by an insistent sixth former, 'If Jesus Christ is not God's Son, then whose son is He'' The reply from this leader amazed TV viewers, 'He was the son of Joseph!' From earliest ... Read More

Cleansing for the Corinthians

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God' (2 Cor. 7.1). Nowhere in his writings does Paul so open his heart to his readers as in 2 Corinthians. In 1 Corinthians Paul is instructing an... Read More

Empowered by the Spirit

And behold I send the promise of my Father upon you ...' (Luke 24:49) Scientific Dr. Luke made sure, in his meticulously researched treatise, given in accordance with what had been predicted 'in the law of Moses, and in the prophets and in the Psalms' (Luke 24:44). 'It is written' ... 'that repentan... Read More

Evidences of the Call of God

It might well be said of the preacher's office, 'And no man taketh this honour unto Himself, but he that is called of God' (Heb. 5:4). We cannot elect ourselves to this holy task. No man may intrude into the ministry. If God wants you for His work, He will tell you personally. You will not have to g... Read More

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