Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 3 4 Q What is God? A God is a Spirit,1 infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being,2 wisdom,3 power,4 holiness,5 justice,6 goodness,7 and truth.8 *1 John 4:24. *2 Psalm 90:2; Malachi 3:6; James 1:17;1 Kings 8:27; Jeremiah 23:24; Isaiah 40:22 *3 Psalm 147:5; Romans 16:27 *4 Genesis 17:1; …

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When Jesus brings the dead back to life in the Bible the events are not resurrections. All those returned to life eventually went to a grave. But the power of life that Jesus exercised demonstrates the completeness of human need and the presence of a life in him that can meet all that need. Jesus …

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While the future is ahead of us, we find ourselves facing the past; there is a comfort in focussing on what we know more certainly that bids us orient ourselves toward what has been rather than the uncertainties of what will be. Facing the unknown and uncertain future results in us looking in a direction …

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The Gospels contrast the disciples of Jesus who were not consistently clear about what they wanted with those at the margins (like blind Bartimaeus) who were completely focussed on their need. Jesus keeps asking a question (actually or implied) of those he encounters to help them understand that their present desire was masking their need …

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When Jesus encounters doubt in his disciples he asks why, so that the doubter can explore where their doubt is coming from, and return their focus to Jesus and the relationship they have with him. From Winn Collier. When Jesus encountered doubters, he did not leave them to wallow in their uncertainty, but neither did …

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Following Jesus is not thinking that everything you think is what he thinks. Following Jesus is having your perceptions of self, others, and living challenged and changed. From Winn Collier. Do we really think it possible to follow the ways of God without having our world turned over? Do we really expect to follow a …

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Jesus experienced life with human emotions. In addition to knowing our need for salvation, Jesus fully experienced everything that we need to be saved from. From Winn Collier. Jesus did not come to help us manoeuvre around the our brokenness; Jesus came to enter our brokenness with us. The gospel is not a therapeutic system …

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