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23/07/2009

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neil

I'll add this one to my list of books that I need to read. Perhaps I'll get to it by the end of summer.

Andy Scott

Thanks Stocki! You've put me onto a good sounding book and I hope to read it in due course. Also enjoyed your reflections on the U2 concert though I was in two minds whether to read it or not because I'm due to see them in Sheffield in three weeks' time!
Incidentally, I read your 'Walk On' book a few years back which, amongst other things, really fuelled my interest in U2's spiritual lyrics.

Del Richard

Thats the big thing that so few people, even regular church goers seem to ever grasp. The fact that the old testament & the new testament are ONE BOOK about Jesus Christ. The people who fail to see Jesus Christ in the OT will never be able grasp what is going on in the New Testament.

We need teachers like Desi Alexander to help us understand these things. That's what the wjhole story in Acts Chapter 8, where the ethiopian guy was riding in a chariot and Philip came along and explained what he was reading to him , which just happened to be Isaiah 53, a chapter in the old testament that speaks clearly about Jesus Christ in the future (at the time Isaiah was written). The ethiopian never could have realized it was speaking about Jesus had Philip not come along and helped him. and that is speaking to us today - we need good honest mentors like Desi to help us comprehend the enormity of the all scriptures in the OT, which all point to Jesus Christ.

Even Jesus Himself said this many times in his speeches all througfjhout the gospels, yet rarely does anyone, even today, grasp this. Look at Luke 24:13 where Jesus comes along side those two guys and explains the Old Testament to them and how it all spoke of Him.
I also think the theologians need to take a course in changing their big words into everyday language so people can learn from them better.

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