• ‘Already…not yet’

    John Stott put it like this:- 'Already the kingdom of God has been inaugurated ...

  • 1 Corinthians 15:44 – ‘Raised a spiritual body’?

    1 Corinthians 15:42 It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. What ...

  • A living hope – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Peter 1:1-12 ‘My dearest sister, I offer you no consolation, for ...

  • A note on ‘aion’ in the LXX

    Does the Greek root 'aion*' always entail infinite duration? One relevant set ...

  • A sure and certain hope – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Peter 3 “If only we’d known how that holiday would turn out,” ...

  • Aiōnios: duration, quality, or both?

    In his book The Fire That Consumes Fudge devotes an entire chapter (chapter ...

  • Don’t be deceived – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Thess 2:1-12 ‘In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.’  The chief ...

  • Ephesians 1:10 – ‘The fullness of the times’

    In the New International Version (1984 ed.) Eph 1:9f reads:- ‘[God] made ...

  • Eternal torment

    This is a hard post to write.  If there is one aspect of revealed truth that ...

  • From groaning to glory – sermon notes

    Text: Romans 8:18-30 Baghdad, July 30th 1919. Dear Walter, I’ve got some ...

  • Lord of the future – sermon notes

    Text - Daniel 9 When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, 'What will ...

  • Matthew 24:34 – This generation will not pass away?

    Matthew 24:34 "I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until ...

  • Returning King – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 1:1-11 From the middle of the 2nd century onwards, the 5th book ...

  • Romans 11:26a – ‘And so all Israel will be saved’

    Background and context “And so all Israel will be saved” – Romans 11:26a ...

  • Shall we know one another in heaven?

    For many Christians the prospect of being re-united with loved ones in the ...

  • Sir Edward Downes and assisted suicide

    Distinguished conductor Sir Edward Downes and his wife Joan died last Friday ...

  • The case for conditional immortality

    A number of evangelical scholars, including John Stott, Phillip Edgecumbe Hughes, ...

  • The Day of the Lord

    A number of different expressions are used:- "day of Jesus Christ" (Phil. 1:6,10), ...

  • The end is near – sermon notes

    1 Peter 4 The letter begins: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, ...

  • The fate of the universe

    According to a recent BBC report, astronomers think that they now know what ...

  • The new heaven and the new earth

    We do not subscribe to the myth of progress - the idea, popular in earlier ...

  • The people of God: fulfilled in Christ

    One of the central themes of the Bible is God's promise that he would make ...

  • The resurrection body

    Paul says of the resurrection of the dead, 'The body that is sown is perishable, ...

  • The temple: fulfilled in Christ

    All God's promises (including those relating to the temple, the people of God, ...

  • What would Jesus say to Chicken Little? – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Peter 3 Chicken Little was a little chick with a credibility problem.  ...