Beginning and the End - Part 2

In the first part of our current series “Beginning and the End”, we noted the great importance of the first and last books of the Bible and were reminded of why both Genesis and Revelation are fundamental to our understanding of the word of God. It is on these two that so much of that which is written on the pages in between rely… and if it is wise when we consider the word, to do so in context, (and it is), then the context of all which follows, is laid out for us in the early chapters of the first book. Everything in the Bible is inseparably bound up with Genesis, as it is Genesis that gives us the origin and initial explanation of all major biblical doctrines which follow. It is in those

Beginning and the End - Part 1

This Sunday (26th April 2020) we commence a new series “Beginning and the End”, during which we shall compare the opening chapters of our Bible with the closing chapters. Why? Because both Genesis and Revelation are fundamental to our understanding of the word of God, for it is on these two books that so much of that which is written on the pages in between rely. It is Genesis which provides the context of all which comes after and everything in the Bible is inseparably bound up with Genesis. It is Genesis that gives us the origin and initial explanation of all major biblical doctrines which follow. Whilst preparing for this series I found this quote from Dyson Hague, Vicar and Professor of

Lessons from the life of Joseph - Part 4

This Sunday (19th April 2020), we conclude our current series as it culminates with a wonderfully emotional reunion between Joseph and his brothers, the sons of Jacob, from which we receive a glorious picture of Israel’s future salvation. Whereas there are those within church circles who are of the opinion that God has finished with His chosen covenant people to be replaced entirely by the Church, the climactic lesson of this series offers firm support to those of us who believe otherwise. We begin in the final verse of Genesis chapter 41 which informs us that the famine, previously prophesied by Joseph when he correctly interpreted the dream of Pharaoh, was severe in all lands, so that all

Lessons from the life of Joseph - Part 3

Previously, as we continued our current series, we noted that throughout his ordeal, and despite having been despised and rejected, hated and spurned, despite having been given up for dead and sold into slavery, falsely accused and unjustly imprisoned, Joseph retained his fear of God and maintained his good character. As a result, irrespective of whether he was in the prison or the palace, the Lord was with him and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper. As an aside, this illustrates to us that prosperity is not necessarily material as some teachers would have us believe. Moreover, that the Lord can cause us to prosper wherever we are and, in every circumstance, and situation… even in the

Lessons from the life of Joseph - Part 2

This Sunday, 5th April 2020, we shall continue with our current series which in reflecting on the life and exploits of Joseph, observe some of the many similarities between his life and that of our Lord Jesus. And if in the first part of the series we were reminded that there are many ways in which Joseph is indeed a type of Christ, we noted in particular, that he was beloved of the Father’s heart. In the second part however, we shall see that among the many more similarities we are yet to investigate, he was also tempted by sin, but did not succumb. Therefore, he is a foreshadow of He who was without sin. The primary reason why Joseph was able to resist the temptation of Potiphar’s wife and

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