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Is Faith an Expression of Gratitude for God’s Grace?

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8 NIV) Put in modern terms: For it is by grace you have been saved, because of your faith in … Continue reading

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Evangelism and the Loss of Christian Distinctiveness

In our last weekly Bible study, the “Parable of the Sower”, we were sidetracked into a discussion why parables were a popular method of teaching. So, with this in mind, I happened upon this quote from Galen, the physician who … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom’s Easter Sermon

Excerpt from John Chrysostom’s Easter Sermon Let no one lament persistent failings, for forgiveness has risen from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the death of our Saviour has set us free. The Lord has destroyed death by … Continue reading

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Zeal for the LORD

What are we to make of Psalm 69? Of special interest is Ps 69:5-12 of which was remembered by the disciples (John 2:17) after Jesus drove the money-changers from the Temple: O God, you know how foolish I am; my … Continue reading

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