Posts Tagged ‘Cults’

Thanks to all who have been praying for us on this fellowship. We were reminded today as we worked on Isaiah 6 (cf. Matt. 1; John 12; Acts 28) that we are naturally and deservedly hardened and blind and deaf to the Truth and it is purely God’s sovereign grace that opens our eyes and ears and gives us understanding – so we are in a spiritual battle as we read and teach and discuss these things and your prayers are really welcome… and being answered. Today we were blessed to see some exciting things:

  • From Zephaniah 3:1-13 we saw a God who is not called down by our earnest praying but who comes to dwell with a rebellious people – a people who do not and will not and cannot repent and yet God still gathers a remnant and sovereignly saves and purifies them. (More on Zephaniah here.)
  • In Galatians 2:11-21 we found that gospel doctrine must be accompanied by a gospel culture and saw something of the wonder of union with Christ.
  • All through Acts we found the apostles continually, relentlessly preaching Christ from all the Old Testament Scriptures. (Fidel recommended Edmund Clowney’s Preaching Christ in All of Scripture and you can read chapter 4 of that book here (it’s an exposition of Gen. 22) and a helpful review here.)
  • In 2 Corinthians 6 and Acts 20 we saw the true shape of apostolic ministry and that it has nothing to do with power.
  • Finally Daniel Ledama (PTW/UGBR) mined all sorts of deep and wonderful things about Christ from Genesis 39 – particularly showing how Joseph was both a type of the Saviour to come and at the very same time had the presence of that Saviour with him.

Throughout we were constantly aware of how much we all need to have our eyes opened wider to Christ in the Scriptures and aware of how much blindness and partial sightedness is present within and outside our churches.

And a helpful poster from ACFAR:


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