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Why is God called the ‘God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’.   When Moses approaches the burning bush in Exodus 3, God speaks to Moses and reveals who he is. We read: ‘“Do […]

Why is God called the ‘Blessed One’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, the ‘Blessed One’.   Before his death, Jesus is put on trial before the religious council. He is accused of blasphemy and questioned. We then read: ‘Again the high […]

Why is God called ‘The King of Israel’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘King of Israel’.   The Israelites were the descendants of Jacob (also known as Israel), the grandson of Abraham. For a long time, the Israelites lived under the leadership […]

Why is God called ‘The Word’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Word’.   When the Apostle John opens his account of the life of the Son of God, John starts with the tremendous statement: ‘In the beginning was the […]

Why is God called ‘Rabbi’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘Rabbi’.   When the Son of God was on earth, his disciples often referred to him as ‘Rabbi’. But what does ‘Rabbi’ mean?   The Apostle John actually tells […]

Why is God called ‘The Son of Man’

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘The Son of Man’.   Jesus often refers to himself as ‘The Son of Man’. For example, in John’s gospel, Jesus refers to himself in this way when he […]

Why is God called the ‘King of Kings’

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘King of Kings’.   The apostle Paul describes God as King of Kings: ‘In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while […]

We should support those considering being missionaries

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The elders are in the process of drafting a missionary policy to assist our decisions regarding missionary support. To help us, we read the book, ‘Missions’ by Andy Johnson. Also, I have been writing bulletin articles outlining some of our ideas. We’ve seen that we should expect missionaries (i) to be members of a local […]

Why is God called the ‘Seed’?

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We’ve been looking at the names of God and how his names help us understand him better. This week I want to look at the name, ‘Seed’, which is used to refer to the second person of the trinity.   The Apostle Paul refers to Jesus Christ as the Seed in his letter to the […]

Our missionaries should need significant financial support

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The elders are in the process of drafting a missionary policy to assist our decisions regarding missionary support. To help us, we read the book, ‘Missions’ by Andy Johnson. Also, I have been writing bulletin articles outlining some of our ideas. We’ve seen that we should expect missionaries (i) to be members of a local […]