Biblical themes

What is the Church?

What is the Church? by Ewald Seidel An appeal to all churches, especially to churches in Russia and Ukraine   A few miles from where we live there is a Lutheran church building. At the front of it is a notice board that reads, ‘House of the Church’. When I first saw this notice board, I thought there was something wro... READ MORE

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Footwashing

John 13:1-17 John is the only Gospel writer to record this ‘parable in action’. How are we to understand it? Is it a lesson in humility? It certainly is. Is it an illustration of how we are to serve each other? Without doubt. But, is that all? Have we focused on the method to the exclusion of the purpose of the ‘footwa... READ MORE

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Archbishop doubts God

ARCHBISHOP DOUBTS GOD HERALDSUN.COM.AU, Friday, September 19 2014 “The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted he struggles with doubt about the existence of God. “The Most Reverend Justin Welby said he wrestles with disbelief — most recently while out on his morning jog. “He also acknowledged that Christians hav... READ MORE

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Sabbath keeping

Sabbath keeping Observing the sabbath—as God’s day Genesis says, By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating he had done. (Gen. 2:2-3). Observing the... READ MORE

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Servant of the Lord

Servant of the Lord (52:13—53:12) Good Friday Message Introduction Most Christians are familiar with this passage in Isaiah. We often read it at Communion time. We certainly turn to it at Easter time. But, how familiar are we with the context of this passage? To understand it correctly we have to imagine ourselves as Jews who hav... Continue reading

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