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Jesus as King?

Rejoice! The Lord is King! Or is he? Here is a more controversial article but one which I consider to nevertheless be true, at least in its general thrust and tone, to Scripture….. God is King Scripture tells us that … Continue reading

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The Gospel – Introduction – The period up to the Apostles

Let me consolidate some of the themes that we have seen in the Old Testament and gospels as I have presented them in earlier posts. God created the earth and it was ‘very good’. The creation of human beings in … Continue reading

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Kingdom in decline – Promises and expectations

Everything seemed ‘on the up’ for the ‘children of Israel’ and God’s promises to Abram, Moses and David seemed to be coming to fulfillment and completion.

Then Solomon and the ‘children of Israel’ broke the Covenant – they strayed and began to worship other gods. Thus began a period of decline, corruption and division. The unified Kingdom under David and Solomon split into two rival kingdoms, critical of each other. There were a series of corrupt kings, and then the threat of defeat and conquest by rival nations such as Assyria and Babylon.

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David and the Covenant – An everlasting Kingdom

Although God was the Sovereign Lord of Israel, the ‘children of Israel’ became discontent with the Judges that applied the Covenant Law of Sinai. They wanted a human King, and despite Samuel’s protestations to the people, the ‘children of Israel’ insisted and so God granted them a king in form of Saul. Things did not go well with King Saul. However, in due course, David replaced Saul as King and by speaking to David God elaborated the Covenant that he had made with Abraham and Moses further still. Continue reading

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