Dr Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, UK (www.thecrowdedhouse.org/boroughbridge) and a tutor with the Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy (www.porterbrookseminary.org). He blogs at www.timchester.co.uk. He has previously been Research and Policy Director for Tearfund UK and a adjunct lecturer in both Reformed spirituality and missiology. He is married with two daughters.
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We’ve produced a Good Book Guide group study guide entitled Exodus: Liberating Love alongside Exodus for You, my latest book. And for the next four weeks you can get a free copy of the Exodus: Liberating Love Good Book Guide when you buy a copy of Exodus for You. Go to one of the Good Book Company websites, put both produces in t
Exodus for You, my latest contribution to the Good Book company’s God’s Word for You series, is now out.
I really enjoyed writing this book (and preaching through Exodus). Of course all the action of the first half was great. But I was also keen to do justice to the second half on the law and tabernacle. Too often we stop around chapter 20. But the second provides a rich ‘blueprint’, embedded in to the fabric of Israel’s law and tabernacle, of God’s salvation in Ch
In a recent post I looked at the glory of Jesus revealed in Mark’s account of the transfiguration.
But there’s a surprise. Jesus is revealed in glory. And surely we expect the voice to say, ‘This is my Son, whom I love. Gaze upon him.’ After all, everything in the story so far has been about his appearance. The obvious invitation is to gaze upon him.
But in fact the voice from heaven says in verse 7, ‘This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.’ Why? Why does God the Father ch
Here are some words from John Owen:
Make up your mind that to behold the glory of God by beholding the glory of Christ is the greatest privilege which is given to believers in this life. This is the dawning of heaven. It is the first taste of that heavenly glory which God has prepared for us … A constant view of the glory of Christ will revive our souls and cause our spiritual lives to flourish and thrive … This is what transforms us daily into the likeness of Christ. So let us live i
Reading: John 1:43-51
Here is another extracts from The Glory of the Story, my father’s devotional introduction to biblical theology in the form of 366 daily readings which show how the Old Testament story is fulfilled in Christ. The Glory of the Story is available as a Kindle book for $2.99 from amazon.com and £1.99 from amazon.co.uk. I’m posting extracts from the chaper on the story of Jacob, usually on the first Monday of the month.
The proud builders of Babel planned
I can’t understand people who choose to sit at the back of church meetings. I understand parents with small children who want the option of taking them out or whisking them off to the toilet. But everyone else?
Some people, perhaps, think they are less exposed to the preacher’s gaze. As a preacher I can tell that’s false. You see over the people at the front. It’s the people at the back who you notice.
It’s also more comfortable at the front. You get more leg room and more oxy