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We want to help you deepen your knowledge of the gospel as expounded throughout Scriptures. These articles have been compiled to spur your growth in your commitment to protect, proclaim and prioritize the gospel of Christ.

The Extension of Eden: From Promised Land to New Creation

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The question of the promises regarding the land of Israel has always been a vexed one. At first glance it appears to be limited almost entirely to the Old Testament, with the New Testament writers seemingly uninterested in it as a theological category. This disinterest in turn raises the question of hermeneutics...

Brian King

Reintegrating the Atonement in Missions

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if Jesus can give healing and power because of who he is, why did he need to die on the cross? How should we proclaim the gospel in a culture dominated by fear and power? More specifically, how should we explain the atonement? In an era that has emphasised contextualisation, these are key questions that Christians need to be clear on as they seek to to share the gospel cross-culturally.

Matt D.

Berkat Pada Hari Ini: Sebuah Teologi Alkitabiah tentang Berkat (Bahagian 4)

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Dalam hantaran yang lalu mengenai teologi kemakmuran, kita telah melihat kepentingan berkat dalam Perjanjian Lama dan memperhatikan bagaimana ia digenapi dan diperluaskan dengan kedatangan Kristus. Yesus bukan sahaja menjadikan janji Tuhan tentang berkat dalam Perjanjian Lama sebuah kenyataan, tetapi Dia juga memperluaskan rangkumannya: ke seluruh dunia; hingga ke syurga; dan sampai masa hadapan...

Paul Barker

Berkat dalam Perjanjian Baru: Gagasan Berkat dalam Teologi Alkitabiah (Bahagian 3)

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Kita telah melihat dalam hantaran yang lalu bahawa umat Tuhan dalam Perjanjian Lama boleh berharap untuk menerima berkat-berkat di dunia ini. Tuhan telah mengurniai mereka kesuburan, wilayah negeri dan kemakmuran sebagai tanda-tanda perkenanan-Nya, dan berkat-berkat itu juga merupakan sebahagian daripada rencana Tuhan untuk memberkati seluruh dunia. Namun demikian, apakah yang berlaku kepada berkat-berkat...

Paul Barker

Diberkati Untuk Menjadi Kaya? Sebuah Teologi Alkitabiah Tentang Berkat (Bahagian 2)

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Dalam hantaran sebelum ini, kita mula menerokai teologi kemakmuran—idea di mana orang Kristian harus mengharapkan berkat material yang sama seperti yang dinikmati oleh umat Tuhan dalam era Perjanjian Lama. Kita telah melihat beberapa respons berbeza yang dibuat terhadap gerakan kemakmuran dan menyimpulkan bahawa adanya keperluan untuk menggunakan pendekatan teologi alkitabiah...

Paul Barker

Diberkati Untuk Menjadi Kaya? Sebuah Teologi Alkitabiah Tentang Berkat (Bahagian 1)

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Secara ringkasnya, teologi kemakmuran mengatakan bahawa Tuhan ingin umat-Nya menjadi kaya. James Tinney menyimpulkannya sebagai: “Allah memilikinya, saya dapat memilikinya, dan dengan iman saya akan mendapatkannya.” Oral Roberts, salah seorang pengasas gerakan itu, mengambil petunjuk dari 3 Yohanes 2: “Aku berdoa semoga kamu berada dalam keadaan sejahtera serta sihat jasmanimu sebagaimana rohanimu berbahagia...

Paul Barker

Pastors, Are We Burdening Our Church Members? (Part 2)

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Too often we hear of Christians attending church being burnt out, tired, and needing a break. Many times, such people are not in leadership positions. They just feel burnt out from the demands of church: Sunday Service, Sunday School, Bible Study, Prayer Meetings, and another ministry meeting each week. On top of all these demands from church, there are family responsibilities, work deadlines and maybe some leftover time for friends. The church, whether explicitly or implicitly...

Yee Siew Meng

Pastors, Are We Burdening Our Church Members? (Part 1)

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Why are so many Christians in “gospel-centered” churches tired, burnt out, and feeling that they are failures because they haven’t been committed enough? Or been able to lead “x” number of their colleagues to God? Or brought “x” number of people to the church? If they’re in a gospel-centered church, then how is it that they’ve developed such a legalistic focus on works?

Yee Siew Meng

Is Christianity Anti-Family?

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One of the hallmarks of Asian culture is the emphasis on family and community: respecting one's elders, upholding traditional principles, following customs, and maintaining a good public image. As a result, though, sometimes people see a tension between Asian values and Christian teaching. Christianity is sometimes seen as “Western”—individualistic, anti-filial piety, self-expressive...

Paul Ling

Gospel Centrality: What are we really talking about?

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“Gospel-centred”. Perhaps you’ve heard that phrase thrown around in the last few years! Indeed, it’s language I myself have adopted, as I’ve exhorted my congregation. “Live a gospel-centred life!” “Let’s be a gospel-centred church!” But what do I mean by that? That’s something I’ve been pondering for a while now. After all, if I’m not clear what I mean...

Brian King

The Sacrifice of Christmas

The Sacrifice of Christmas

Selfishness is a very ugly part of human nature. Human beings have a fundamental focus on self. We want what will make me happy, often without consideration for others. But Christians are called to be very different. Not selfish, but selfless. Not self-serving, but sacrificial. At Christmas, Jesus provides the perfect example of humble, sacrificial service.

Tim Nicholls

Guarding Against Selfish Ambition

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“This is SPARTA!” This was the catch phrase uttered by King Leonidas as he took his heroic stand against the Persian invaders in the movie “300”. Since the movie’s release in 2006, his “gung ho” resistance and love for Sparta has spawned many imitations. People loved the film because of King Leonidas’ selfless sacrifice...

Gary Lee