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By what kind of death did Jesus die? What death do all humans face?

“But we have no right to execute anyone,” the Jews objected. This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken indicating the kind of death he was going to die would be fulfilled. (John 18:31-32) The Jews insisted, ” We … Continue reading

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How can someone die and never die?

When Martha went to meet Jesus, after her brother, Lazarus, has died, she told Jesus that she believed confidently in the general resurrection of all people. Martha’s faith in resurrection is similar to many people today, who believe confidently in … Continue reading

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From the Vicarage February 2013 – on how to avoid despair when death approaches

There is a growing voice in the UK asking for it to be made legal for people to practice euthanasia (medically assisted suicide). It is argued that anyone who feels that their life is no longer worth living, because of … Continue reading

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Directions for a peaceful death – Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter gives us great help in his directions for a peaceful death, as he encourages and instructs us to think God’s thoughts after him and so face death with His peace.  These are an abridged version with the main … Continue reading

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The trees in “My first Message” bible

My middle son has just moved up from “My First Message” bible to “New Century Version International Children’s Bible” My First Message has been a real favourite for my son, as the battered spine and torn edges show. It has … Continue reading

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Good grieving guide (part 4)

Never being one to worry much about the future, I had not considered anxiety to be an ingredient of grief before being asked to speak on Matthew 6:25-34, “Do not worry about tomorrow”, at a funeral recently. When someone close … Continue reading

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môt Tämût as execution by royal decree

It’s no wonder Adam tried to hide from God in the garden as Adam expected to be executed as soon as his guilt was established. I first found this understanding of death as execution in Hamilton’s commentary on Genesis 2:17 … Continue reading

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