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What does holiness look like for Christians?

Holiness is one of those words that often gets misunderstood. Many Christians have an incomplete or misguided view of holiness. For some, the word conjures thoughts of rigid obedience, self-effort, and even failure and condemnation.

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Stewards of God’s grace: focused

We’ve been entrusted with God’s grace. But first and foremost, we’ve been shown God’s grace. What does it mean to be entrusted with God’s grace; to be stewards of God’s grace? This was the focus of our Bible talks at the recent 2017 BST Camp. This first talk by Rev Dr Richard Gibson is on…

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Testing: what can we learn from Israel’s time in the wilderness?

How did Israel go from singing praises to the Lord of their miraculous escape from Egypt to grumbling just three days later?

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Stewards of God’s grace: flexible

Our culture is very conscious of individual rights. As Christians, there are many rights within our society that we consider important. In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul begins by asserting his rights and credentials as an apostle.

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The tenth plague and the passover

In Exodus chapters 11-12, the last and final plague is announced and befalls Egypt. It’s a fatal plague by comparison to the nine plagues which preceded it in chapters 7-10.

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Redeemed with great acts of judgment

Judgment in its full and final sense leads us to the doctrine of hell. In Exodus, there is a lot of judgment taking place. What can we learn from what took place in Exodus?

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What did God reveal to Moses?

Throughout history there are biblical accounts of how God has revealed himself to people. One supernatural encounter was experienced by Moses in Exodus 3 when a flame of fire suddenly appeared out of a bush which did not burn it.

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Theology of God

In times of hardship, well-meaning people can give out all sorts of advice and opinions on the theology of suffering. But what we really need is a theology of God. We need to keep our hearts and minds fixed on who God is and his promises…

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Being confronted by the living God

In Exodus 34, God reveals the essence of himself which sets the tone for what it will be like to be in a relationship with him.

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Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you

It’s only fitting that as the semester starts, we welcome new people to the BST community. In Romans 15:1-7, Paul tells us to ‘welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you’ (ESV). But what does that look like? Is it a mere formality or does it require more of us?

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