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Chosen

The Great Goal of the Gospel

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ  3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In…
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Father compassion

As a Father…

“The older I get, the more I want to sing my faith and get others singing it with me. Theology, as I constantly tell my students is for doxology: the first thing to do with it is to turn it into praise and thus honour the God who is its subject, the God in whose…
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Airdrie Ebenezer Evangelical Church

Update on church re-opening

Dear Church Family, I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things. Isaiah 45: 7 If there is one thing this verse teaches us, it is that the Lord is sovereign, and without him, nothing happens. In this, we can therefore trust that…
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God is triune

God is…Triune

The word “trinity” is found nowhere in Scripture. And yet the truth of the trinity is everywhere. The unity of God is clear; “hear O Israel, the LORD our God is one” (Dt 6:4) but as early as the first chapter of the Bible the plurality of the Godhead is at least hinted at; “Let…
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Jesus saves

God is…Different, not Distant

Last week we reflected on the holiness of God. He is holy in the sense that he is morally perfect and pure. He is also holy in the sense that he is utterly distinct and different from everything else. Only God is eternal, immutable, self-sufficient, self-existent and sovereign over all. When Isaiah (and later the…
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Holy Holy Holy

God is…Holy

In the centre, round the throne, were four living creatures…. Day and night they never stop saying: ‘ “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,” who was, and is, and is to come.’ Revelation 4 “The proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy which can…
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Hope

Love is.. perfected in Christ

We’ve been spending some time in recent weeks reflecting together on the importance of love in the Christian life. We close with a prayer from The Valley of Vision (a collection of puritan prayers) and a Pauline prayer from Ephesians 3- both of which remind us of the greatness of the love of our Lord.…
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Love one another

Love is…The greatest of these

‘And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.’ 1 Corinthians 13:13 Having reminded the Corinthian Church of the partial and temporal nature of the gifts that they so highly esteemed (prophecies, tongues and knowledge) Paul then lists three gifts of higher value for they will remain for…
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Love is...

Love is…- Part 4

What Love Always Does ‘[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.’ 1 Corinthians 13:7 ‘A man may be a good doctor without loving his patients; a good lawyer without loving his clients; a good geologist without loving science; but he cannot be a good Christian without love.’ DL Moody We’ve been looking in…
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Love is...

Love is…- Part 3

What Love Is(n’t) “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast;” 1 Corinthians 13:4 Every coin has two sides. Last week we began to look at what love is; “Love is patient and kind”. Now we begin to reflect on what love isn’t, or rather what love doesn’t; “love does not envy…
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