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Our Basis Of Doctrine: Part 6 - Man's Fallen Nature

  • 23 July 2014
This is an ongoing series of blog posts in which we provide a brief overview of our church’s Basis of Doctrine as set out in the Church Constitution, by defining, explaining and proving from Scripture the various doctrines expressed. This is not meant to be an exhaustive study, so there is much that won’t stated or defended. Click here to view our Basis of Doctrine.
Part 6
The depraved and fallen state of man
 

Book Recommendation: Now That I’m A Christian

  • 16 July 2014
You’ve become a Christian. Now what?
 
Michael Patton unpacks the basics of the Christian faith, helping you think carefully about God and live fully for God as you begin your new life in Christ. In ten easy-to-read chapters, this book will introduce you to the foundational teachings and life-giving practices of Christianity—from the doctrine of the Trinity to reading and understanding the Bible.
 
Designed as a handbook for the Christian life, this go-to guide will help you answer a crucial question: What does it mean to follow Jesus?
 
Endorsements
 
 

Our Basis Of Doctrine: Part 5 - The Personality of the Holy Spirit

  • 23 May 2014
This is an ongoing series of blog posts in which we provide a brief overview of our church’s Basis of Doctrine as set out in the Church Constitution, by defining, explaining and proving from Scripture the various doctrines expressed. This is not meant to be an exhaustive study, so there is much that won’t stated or defended. Click here to view our Basis of Doctrine.
 
Part 5
The personality of the Holy Spirit
 
DEFINITIONS
 
Personality - something that has a mind, will and emotions
 
Holy Spirit - the spirit of God, the third person of the trinty
 

EXPLANATION
 

Our Basis Of Doctrine: Part 4 - Christ’s Humanity

  • 29 April 2014
This is an ongoing series of blog posts in which we provide a brief overview of our church’s Basis of Doctrine as set out in the Church Constitution, by defining, explaining and proving from Scripture the various doctrines expressed. This is not meant to be an exhaustive study, so there is much that won’t stated or defended. Click here to view our Basis of Doctrine.
 
Part 4
The perfect humanityof the Lord Jesus Christ
 
DEFINITIONS
 
Perfect - Jesus was absolutely perfect; sinless, holy, loving, righteous etc.
 
Humanity - Jesus was 100% fully human; he felt pain, hunger, thirst etc.
 
EXPLANATION
 

Our Basis Of Doctrine: Part 3 - Christ’s Deity

  • 20 January 2014
This is an ongoing series of blog posts in which we provide a brief overview of our church’s Basis of Doctrine as set out in the Church Constitution, by defining, explaining and proving from Scripture the various doctrines expressed. This is not meant to be an exhaustive study, so there is much that won’t stated or defended. Click here to view our Basis of Doctrine.
 
Part 3
The essential deity...of the Lord Jesus Christ
 
 
DEFINITIONS
 
Deity - a term referring to God or “Godness”. In other words Jesus was God.
 
Essential - Jesus has all the attributes essential, or necessary, of God. Everything God is, Jesus is. They have the same essence.
 
 

Who Am I?

  • 13 January 2014
Who am I?
 
I was born into this world just like everyone else (Luke 2:7). My mum can tell you some amazing stories but unfortunately for me there was no shortcut to the top. Growing up through my childhood I became strong, increasing in wisdom and stature (Luke 2:40,52). My father taught me the carpentry trade; it was the family business (Mark 6:3). I remember on my way to Galilee on one occasion, I passed through Samaria and being weary from the journey I sat down at Jacob’s well and asked a lady to give me a drink (John 4:6). When my close friends took me to where they had recently buried their brother… I cried (John 11:35). In Capernaum I spoke to a centurion and I had to marvel at his faith as I hadn’t seen anything like it before (Matt 8:10). Before the most important moment of my life I was really troubled (John 12:27). I remember shortly before I died being thirsty (John 19:28).
 
Clients of the family business would say I was the carpenter’s son (Matt 13:55).
 
People in the area knew me as Mary’s son (Mark 6:3).
 
 

A Worthwhile New Years Resolution

  • 31 December 2013
...apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. (Proverbs 22:17-18)
 
How about starting the New Year with a new resolve to memorise scripture? The (rough) plan is that all those who sign up will memorise the same passages together throughout the year, meeting for 5 minutes after church once per month to see how we are getting on.

Check out the following articles for reasons, help and encouragement. Then fill in the form below to sign up.

http://www.glenarmbaptistchurch.co.uk/blog/scripture-memorization-8-reasons-and-8-tips
http://www.glenarmbaptistchurch.co.uk/blog/scripture-memorization-part-2

Our Basis Of Doctrine: Part 2 - The Trinity

  • 27 November 2013
This is an ongoing series of blog posts in which we provide a brief overview of our church’s Basis of Doctrine as set out in the Church Constitution, by defining, explaining and proving from Scripture the various doctrines we hold. This is not meant to be an exhaustive study, so there is much that won’t be stated or defended. Click here to view our Basis of Doctrine.
 
Part 2
The Trinity in Unity of the Godhead
 
 
DEFINITIONS
 
Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit make up the three persons of the trinity...

Our Basis Of Doctrine: Part 1 - The Holy Scriptures

  • 23 October 2013
This is the first in a series of blog posts in which we provide a brief overview of our church’s Basis of Doctrine as set out in the Church Constitution, by defining, explaining and proving from Scripture the various doctrines we hold. This is not meant be an exhaustive study, so there is much that won’t be stated or defended. Click here to view our Basis of Doctrine.
 
Part 1
The verbal inspiration and the all and sole sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given.
 
DEFINITIONS
 
Verbal - it applies to the very words of Scripture and not just the concepts or ideas it contains.
 
 

10 Facts and 10 Misconceptions About the New Testament Canon

  • 26 August 2013

New Testament scholar Michael Kruger has produced the following 2 blog series' to help Christians understand how the New Testament canon was developed, presenting 10 facts and 10 misconceptions.  These are “designed for a lay-level audience and hopefully could prove helpful in a conversation one might have with a skeptical friend.”. Click on the links to read the full articles.

10 Misconceptions About the New Testament Canon

1. The Term “Canon” Can Only Refer to a Fixed, Closed List of Books
2. Nothing in Early Christianity Dictated That There Would be a Canon
3. The New Testament Authors Did Not Think They Were Writing Scripture
4. New Testament Books Were Not Regarded as Scriptural Until Around 200 A.D.
5. Early Christians Disagreed Widely over the Books Which Made It into the Canon

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