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Book Give Away!

I wrote a new book which came out last Easter just after the first lockdown started, and so, well, even I sort of forgot about it. But, I eventually got my hands on a few copies, so, I'd like to give two of them away.  The book is about the theology of the founders of the Apostolic Church, so it should hopefully be of interest to Apostolic pastors, which means one of the copies is reserved for any pastor in the Apostolic Church. The other copy is for anyone in the UK (because international postage is too expensive, sorry!). Here's the link to enter the competition. (I've never tried making a competition before, so sorry if it's not the most slick!) There are four ways to enter.  1) Subscribe to the blog by email. 2) Follow me on Twitter. 3) Tweet about the competition using via the competition page above.  4) For the pastor copy, any pastor can email me at the address in the Apostolic Church UK Staff Address Book.  You can see the full table of contents on the Google b

The Darkness, the Waters, and the Cross (A Good Friday Sermon for Holy Saturday)

Today's Holy Saturday, when we remember that Jesus lay in the grave for us and hallowed the grave for us. While Jesus underwent the second death (Rev. 21:8) for us on the Cross on Good Friday, willingly suffering the wrath of God in our place, and triumphing over it with a victorious cry of 'It is finished!', on Saturday He lay in the grip of the first death - physical death. Jesus was dead that day; His body in the tomb and His soul in glory (Luke 23:43). And through His death and burial for us, we have no need to fear the grave, for those in Christ will know the same thing as he - our bodies (still united to Christ) in the grave, our souls in glory with the Lord, waiting for the day when body and soul will be reunited at the return of Christ and the resurrection of the dead.

Anyway, as it's Holy Saturday, here's a good hymn appropriate to the day from Martin Luther. And here's last night's Good Friday sermon on the darkness, the waters, and the Cross.