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Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Christmas means more than the domestic festivities, the family reunions and the giving of presents, more than the glittering lights and the gaily decorated Christmas tree, more than the holly and the ivy; more than the carols by candlelight and the traditional... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

JESUS was born. Never had there been such a night. Jesus was born of a Virgin. If not, we face the blasphemous alternative, the slanderous implication that Mary was guilty of immorality and Jesus was illegitimate. Perish the thought! To deny the virgin... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

At the time of the birth of Jesus angels appeared on four occasions to different people announcing this great event and issues relating to it. An angel appeared to Zacharias. to Mary, to Joseph, and to the shepherds. On every occasion the message was... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'Lo I come... To do Thy will, O God.' To God Christmas meant an enormous sacrifice. He gave His Son! All heaven must have wondered at the incomprehensible and unfathomable depths of a love which would go to such lengths. The Lord of glory took the... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

At Christmas time we are reminded of the great mystery and miracle which the theologians call `unio hypostatica', the genuine unity of true God and true man in Jesus Christ. Today the doctrine of the Virgin Birth is relegated to the realm of mythology,... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN'. (Isa. 9:6) Thus prophesied Isaiah about 700 years before the Babe of Bethlehem was laid in the manger. The outstanding reaction to His coming was ]OY. A multitude of the heavenly host appeared... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

"And when they had opened their treasures they presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense and myrrh" (Matt. 2:11) CHRISTMAS-TIME is a time of giving. Children delight in it because of all the presents they receive, but primarily this time of giving... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Christmas is: A TIME OF EXULTATION There was joy in heaven, for the heavenly host were praising God at Christ's birth (Luke 2.13). There was joy on earth, for the angels brought 'good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people' (Luke 2.10). This... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

It is a singular instance of the irony of history that, when Rome was sacked by Alaric the Goth in 410 AD, some of her high-born citizens fled to and found refuge in Bethlehem. Rome's imperial pride had given the Lord of Glory a manger for a cradle in... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'What think ye of Christ' Whose son is He'' asked Jesus (Matt.22:42) This very question was put to a churchman some time ago by an insistent sixth former, 'If Jesus Christ is not God's Son, then whose son is He'' The reply from this leader amazed... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'God is a Spirit, - infinite, eternal and unchangeable - in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth' (Shorter Catechism). How is this incomparable Being, the Wholly Other, to communicate with insignificant man' In His infinite... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form' (Col 2:9). In Him we have the fullness of Deity framed in humanity. Jesus Christ is perfect man and perfect God. HUMAN His humanity is seen in that He was born of a woman; He grew in... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

The doctrine of the Person of Christ has ever been and will ever be at the forefront of Satanic attack. If Jesus Christ is not God the biblical plan of salvation crumbles. Is it possible to prove from the Scriptures that Jesus of Nazareth is Yahweh or... [Read More »]