The Areopagus Address, Acts 17. Two thousand years ago a short, bald, and beetle-browed rabbi addressed the famed Athenian Areopagus on Mars Hill. With a tradition going back to pre-Classical times, the Areopagus presided as the governing council for the city-state of Athens and as a marketplace of new ideas, the Athenians given to the endless debate of every new … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores God’s Communication to humankind and why it has certainty.
Our contemporary culture of instantaneous communication — FB, Instagram, Twitter and Blogging — merely reflects humankind made in God’s image. God is the consummate communicator. His communication is both relational and rational, revealed in the person of Christ and his Gospel.
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God's Communication will explore:
- Problem of Knowing
- How God Speaks
- Theology & Bible
- First Principles of Christianity
- Meeting the Creator
“…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel” 1 Sam 17:46 A battle is raging in our day – at the heart of both church and culture – between diametrically opposed worldviews. It is a battle between anti-theistic unbelief and the knowledge of God. Humanity’s first parents, in rebellion against God and his clear verbal communication, presumed to judge between … [Read more...]
but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect 1 Pet 3:15 ESV The text is clear that believers are to be ready with a “defence” (apologia) for the hope that is within them. They are called to be “apologists”, that is, one who can … [Read more...]
“… He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.” Col 1:18 ESV “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Cor 15:20 ESV “When you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest, and he … [Read more...]
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman Gal 4:4 Christ becoming man signals the climax of history. From the proto-Gospel of the Garden, promising that “the seed of the woman would crush the serpents head” (Gen 3:15), to the birth of Christ in Bethlehem as its eventual fulfilment, God declares that his purposes for time and history are … [Read more...]