Monthly Archives: July 2012

The sins of the fathers…

Inheritance of guilt (Exodus 20:4-6) Most Westerners find the concept of ‘inherited guilt’ an abomination. We live in an individualistic culture that emphasises personal choice and personal responsibility. And so it seems unfair – and totally unworthy of a just … Continue reading

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Whose earth?

One of the (many) objections that thinking people have to the Christian faith is the doctrine of judgement. How dare we frighten impressionable youngsters with threats of hellfire and eternal suffering! (Although, in most British churches these days, you can … Continue reading

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God our Provider

Dependence (Deuteronomy 8:10-18) After escaping from Egypt, the Israelites started out on a long trek across the wilderness to Mount Sinai. They could take with them only what they could carry; they were totally dependent on God for their physical … Continue reading

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Rahab

Rahab’s story is told in the book of Joshua (chapters 2 & 6). She is also mentioned no fewer than three times by name in the New Testament – an unusual distinction for a woman. The writer of Hebrews holds … Continue reading

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Be prepared

Joshua 3:5 “Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.’”   The Israelites were camped on the east bank of the river Jordan, ready to invade the land of Canaan. But they … Continue reading

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God and the Universe

Psalm 8:3,4 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,                                                  the moon and the … Continue reading

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Choices, choices…

“Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:8) We are not the unthinking product of our genes, our upbringing, and our … Continue reading

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