How time marches on! It does not seem as though 17 years can really have passed by since the turn of the millennium. Many will remember the sense of a very special moment in time, even if the whole reason for the marking of time in this way was rather shamefully neglected. We do however … More 2,000 years since…
Two verses of a hymn to follow the article on Jesus and the “I am” statements in Revelation. Alpha and Omega, First and Last, Beginning and End. Thou art the first, Lord Jesus, And so Thou art the Last; Thou fillest all the future, The present, and the past; The Alpha, the Beginning, The Omega, … More Hymn “Thou art the First, Lord Jesus”
Many are familiar with the famous “I am” statements of Jesus recorded in John’s Gospel. John was also the writer of the Book of Revelation where there are some more “I am” statements of Jesus that are less well known. After brief background from John’s Gospel this piece will concentrate on these examples from Revelation. … More Jesus is Lord – the “I am” statements in Revelation
This is an outline in summary form of a longer post. It is intended to show that: a) Revelation reveals a definite time framework for understanding prophecy. b) The periods of time are described in such a way that they have to follow one another in sequence. They cannot overlap or run simultaneously. c) All … More An outline of time and sequence in Revelation
Readings… a) Luke 24:13-35 – the two on the road to Emmaus. b) Acts 8:26-40 – the one on the road to Ethiopia. From the very day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, the message of His death and resurrection has been changing lives in powerful ways. In these passages we read of two … More The transforming power of the Gospel of Christ
A significant but unfortunate trend in Christian theology over centuries has been to try and make the Bible all about the Church. It’s as though every passage has to be interpreted so that it is primarily about US as Christians. The Bible is not all about the Church. It is all about Jesus. It is … More The Bible, what is it really all about?
2,000 years after the earthly life of Jesus an amazing message still reverberates around the world. It is a message that has been repeated by millions every Easter and by Christians on a daily basis. To the words “Christ has risen” being uttered comes the response “He is risen indeed”. This is either the most … More Jesus lives!
This hymn is a beautiful contemplation of the cross and the response it deserves that we should make. All the source hymn book says in background is “W. J. Blew (from the Latin)”. A quick internet search yields no further information so far. A shameful death He dies, Uplifted with transgressors twain, The Lamb for … More A hymn for Easter
Headline notes on each element of these precious words and promises from Jesus Himself. Nothing said below is contradicted elsewhere in any New Testament teaching which in its proper context concerns the offer and appropriation of the salvation gifts. God – as revealed in the Bible. Only the Biblical revelation of the nature of God and its … More John 3:16 – Gospel according to Jesus