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Joseph’s treatment of his brothers — reflections and applications

Joseph’s treatment of his brothers was not vindictive or bitter, but it was shrewd and calculating. He boxed them into a corner. To plan and execute that complex series of tests required wisdom and strategy. Shrewd and calculating  ≠  cold and heartless Joseph is a good example of how being shrewd and calculating does not …

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9. The will-o-the-wisp of hope for abusive men

Chris Moles doesn’t fully understand the story of King David Chris Moles uses the story of King David’s taking Bathsheba for his sexual gratification to illustrate what he calls the “four pillars of domestic abuse” (W*). The four pillars Chris sets out are: superiority – the abusers misuse their power because they believe in their own superiority objectification – …

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David’s sin against Bathsheba and Uriah

Today we are sharing two sermons by Ps Sam Powell. David’s Rise and Fall,  2 Sam 7:1-11 At the start of this sermon Ps Powell explains what reformed theology teaches about the doctrine of election, and how the “U” in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. has been misunderstood and distorted by many people. Then he talks about …

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Churches are sinfully honouring reprobates—Eli and his reprobate sons. The unpardonable sin.

What is a “reprobate”? Esau was a reprobate. Pharaoh was a reprobate. Eli’s sons, Hophni and Phineas, were reprobates. Scripture tells us that there are indeed people who are beyond God’s mercy, for whom it is in fact too late, for whom repentance is now impossible. Let us consider how they ever got to such a …

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The First Church of Keilah – A ‘Church’ that Hands Victims Over to the Abuser

This story came to my mind today as I was thinking about how local churches so often essentially hand over an abuse victim to her abuser – Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack …

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If You Have Ever Exposed an Abuser, You Know the Loss of “Friends”

After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. And when any man had a dispute to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are …

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