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The Need to Restore Fatherhood

The danger of the earth being struck with a curse if the hearts of the fathers and their children were not turned back to each other was prophesied in Malachi 4. In many ways, fatherlessness is the curse, and fatherhood cancels the curse. This is true in both the natural and the spiritual world. It is true in the society around us, and in the church.

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Fathering and Sonship

From the beginning God had revealed Himself to be a personal God, but more amazing is this; when Christ came in the flesh as the great revelation of God, He revealed God to be God in Father and Son.

God as Father and Son,

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Recently some people have questioned how spiritual the body is, but the Christian faith and the scriptures attest that the body, that is our bodies, are in fact spiritual and important. The human body has a hugely important and central role, both in Christ’s life and work, and in our own. This not only has eternal importance of the highest order, but we keep these bodies, as Christ retains His, forever.

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This is part four of a series of blogs by John Alley, on the topic of the humanity of apostles. These blogs are taken from chapter 10 of the Apostolic Revelation. Part three (the previous part) of this blog series is available here.

Paul’s Observations About False Apostles

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This is part three of a series of blogs by John Alley, on the topic of the humanity of apostles. These blogs are taken from chapter 10 of the Apostolic Revelation. Part one of this blog series is available here.

Humanity and Grace Combined

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This is part two of a series of blogs by John Alley, on the topic of the humanity of apostles. These blogs are taken from chapter 10 of the Apostolic Revelation. Part one of this blog series is available here.

Do Apostles Ever Speak Their Own Thoughts, Rather Than Purely the Mind of the Lord?

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This is part one of a series of blogs by John Alley, on the topic of the humanity of apostles. These blogs are taken from chapter 10 of the Apostolic Revelation.

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This is the sixth and last part of a blog series by John Alley on the subject of apostolic authority. These are taken from Chapter 5 of his book, The Apostolic Revelation. Part five is available here.

A Heart for the Poor and for Mission

Apostles are seen to take up specific responsibility both for mission and for the poor in the Gospels, in the Acts of the Apostles, and in the Epistles.

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This is part five of a blog series by John Alley on the subject of apostolic authority. These are taken from Chapter 5 of his book, The Apostolic Revelation. Part four is available here.

Authority in Church Discipline

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This is part four of a blog series by John Alley on the subject of apostolic authority. These are taken from Chapter 5 of his book, The Apostolic Revelation. Part three is available here.

The Specific Authorities of an Apostle

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