Monthly Archives: August 2012

Human nature

Human nature is a complex thing.  Even the vilest representatives of the human race are capable of doing good things sometimes (I understand that Hitler was very kind to animals). But at the same time, even the most saintly of … Continue reading

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Peace

The LORD is peace (Judges 6:11-24) Gideon was no hero, from either a military or a spiritual point of view. His initial reaction to the angel’s message was one of disbelief: he saw no evidence that God was with him … Continue reading

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God’s friends

John 15:13-15 “Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his … Continue reading

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The old and new covenants

The old covenant (Exodus 24:3-8) After receiving the Ten Commandments and the other basic laws of the covenant, Moses went down to the people camped at the foot of Mount Sinai and faithfully repeated to them all that God had … Continue reading

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God’s sovereignty

Daniel 2:20-22 “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the … Continue reading

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A God to be feared

To fear or not to fear? (Matthew 10:28-31) For the unbeliever, death is the ultimate disaster, and something therefore to be avoided at all costs. But Jesus speaks of a fate far worse than death: the judgement of God. (Hebrews … Continue reading

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Watching the Olympics

I’m not normally a great fan of sport, but I’ve been watching the London Olympic Games as much as I can. They teach us so much about how to live the Christian life, as we read in the New Testament: … Continue reading

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