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God’s self-portrait

June 1, 2015

The 10 Commandments teach us much more than how to behave -Gordon Coleman- “A sermon series on the Ten Commandments? Why would you do that?” I looked to see if he was joking, but I could tell from the look on my friend’s face that he was deadly serious: “What possible benefit could there Read More...

Lessons of holy furniture

May 27, 2015

How the Tabernacle illuminates Jesus’ life and purpose -Mark Powell- Not long ago, I decided to preach through the book of Exodus. It was a thrilling experience…until I came to the chapters dealing with the construction of the tabernacle. To make matters “worse” (from a preaching Read More...

Useful Lists

May 25, 2015

The people of God in action are the hero of Ezra-Nehemiah. -Greg Goswell- The book of Ezra-Nehemiah, like the opening of Matthew’s Gospel, confronts us with genealogies. These lists do not make for easy or interesting reading in church, nor is it immediately obvious what message we are to Read More...

Right Royal Mess

May 8, 2015

What the Kings teach us: how not to. -John Davies- The book of Kings gives us a window on a period of Israel’s history from its second monarch through to its last. “So what?” we may say. “What if we are just not into ancient history? How does knowing about Solomon’s architectural grand Read More...

A Mature Faith

April 8, 2015

It might be straightforward enough to attempt an exposition of the letter of James. Such an attempt would include a portrait of the original author, a historical reconstruction of the churches to which James was writing, an explanation of the letter’s main themes and so on. While all of this is undoubtedly useful James would, I believe, be disappointed. Read More...