Monthly Archives: October 2012

I believe in…

What does the phrase, “I believe in X”, mean? In some cases, it seems to mean, “I believe that X exists”. For example, “I believe in ghosts”, or, “I believe in Father Christmas”. Or alternatively, “I believe that X works”, … Continue reading

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Being a holy people

Set apart from the world (Leviticus 20:22-26) Having been redeemed from Egypt, the new nation of Israel was led straight to Mount Sinai – to receive God’s Law. Their calling and salvation was not purely for their own benefit, but … Continue reading

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The apple of God’s eye

Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye;                                                             … Continue reading

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Musings on mission

Calling the Twelve to Him, Jesus began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits… They went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed with oil many … Continue reading

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Lot’s Wife

Genesis 19:24-26 Then the LORD rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah – from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus He overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities – and also … Continue reading

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Divine omniscience

The eyes of the LORD (II Chronicles 16:9) Asa was one of Judah’s better kings. In the early part of his reign, he trusted in God and successfully defended his country against invasion (II Chronicles 14). But as time went … Continue reading

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Rainbows

A rainbow is a very common natural phenomenon (all of us have seen them) with a very simple explanation. It is just the refraction of sunlight through raindrops. End of post? And yet, when I do see one, I always … Continue reading

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