Monthly Archives: February 2014

Into the valley

The valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4) Many people think that Psalm 23 was composed while David was fleeing from his son Absalom (II Samuel 15-17). After a tense few days travelling from Jerusalem and crossing the Jordan, … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? Our Shield and Reward

When Moses went to Pharaoh with God’s demand for the release of the Israelites, Pharaoh asked (not unreasonably), “Who is Yahweh?” And Moses might have said, “Well, it’s a long story…” Part 2 (Genesis 13-15) Life in Canaan is not plain … Continue reading

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Paradox

The idea that religion and science are incompatible seems to have taken root fairly firmly – amongst the non-religious, that is. But I suspect that the main problem that modern minds have with Christianity is not any supposed contradiction between … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? Getting to know you…

When Moses went to Pharaoh with God’s demand for the release of the Israelites, Pharaoh asked (not unreasonably), “Who is Yahweh?” And Moses might have said, “Well, it’s a long story…” Part 1 (Genesis 12) Abram was born into a highly … Continue reading

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Tales of the Unexpected: Who’s heard of Tola?

There are twelve judges named in the book of Judges, but only five have their stories told in detail (and only one or two of those are household names). Everyone knows about Gideon and Samson – but who’s heard of … Continue reading

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Sheep without a shepherd

Matthew 9:35-38 The lost sheep “They were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”(verse 36) When Jesus began His ministry He found the Jews, God’s own people, spiritually blind and woefully ignorant of God’s ways. There were some Gentiles … Continue reading

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Why the Resurrection?

  We believe in Jesus Christ… who rose again from the dead on the third day. Romans 4:25 “Jesus was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Jesus was not the only … Continue reading

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