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Tim Keller on the Cross

‘Jesus was so holy that he had to die for us; nothing could satisfy his holy and righteous nature. But he was so loving that he was glad to die for us; nothing less would satisfy his desire to have us as his people.’ Timothy Keller, Center Church, p.77.

What are we to make of the violence in the OT?

In my preparation to preach Numbers, one of the hardest things to wrestle with has been the fact that Israel are called to drive other people out of the Land that the Lord has promised them. It’s hard to get our heads around why the Lord would command His people to do that. And the danger is that we put Him in…

What are young people reading today?

Well Emmanuel Westbury students are embarking on reading Kevin DeYoung’s Just Do Something over their Easter break. It has probably the best cover you’ll see on a Christian book and certainly the best alternative title: How to make a decision without dreams, visions, fleeces, impressions, open doors, random Bible verses, casting lots, liver shivers, writing in the sky, etc. The contents are pretty good…

Dear Sufferer, Do Not Harden Your Heart

We’re nearly at the end of our time in the book of Numbers on Sundays. What are we supposed to learn from this strange book? The writer to the Hebrews looks back at some of the events Numbers describes and then issues this stark warning – “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” Hebrews 3:15.Ed Welch of CCEF…

Where does it all go?

Your money, that is. That New Year’s resolution (from 2011!) to budget properly still hasn’t happened yet. And that giving form from Emmanuel lies buried on the side in the kitchen. The reminders just make you feel very guilty. Well help is at hand via the Stewardship Budget Builder. It’s a free, confidential, on-line programme that will help you work out a budget and so plan…

Porn – the battle women face too

The Good Book Blog has a helpful post here addressing an important but dangerously taboo topic. If this post puts its finger on something you are struggling with a great book to get hold of would be Captured by a Better Vision by Tim Chester available on paper or as an ebook.

Need help holding on to God’s promises?

Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them. Numbers 14:9  There were giants in the land. Ten of the spies look at them and were afraid. They were afraid because all they did was compare the giants with themselves.…