Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hide and seek

All young animals play… it’s not just a way of filling time or dissipating excess energy, but a means of learning about the world and practising skills that will come in useful later in life. So kittens pounce on each … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: God’s new Temple

I Peter 2:4,5 The rest of the world despises Christ and hates Him (Isaiah 53:3). But He is God’s Chosen One. When we come to Him in repentance and faith, we become truly alive. And as we continue our relationship … Continue reading

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The Rapture

Thanks to the ‘Left Behind’ books, the Rapture is one of the best-known (if not the best-known) events of the Last Days before Jesus’ return. And yet it is also something that people are highly confused about. What does the … Continue reading

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Resurrection

I Corinthians 15:12-20 The resurrection is one of the Christian doctrines that is “of first importance” (I Corinthians 15:3,4). The ultimate sign (Matthew 12:38-41) Jesus was always being asked by sceptics to perform some miracle ‘on demand’ to prove His … Continue reading

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Keep out!

Religion is still acceptable in modern society – but only if confined to private life. It’s OK to go to church – but don’t invite a work colleague. It’s OK to pray in private – but don’t offer to pray … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: Spiritual life

I Peter 2:1-3 New birth implies the beginning of a new life. As unbelievers, we were self-centred; we saw nothing wrong in deceiving, manipulating or despising others. But this kind of attitude is the complete opposite of Christian brotherly love! … Continue reading

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A Father’s love

Luke 15:11-24 “God is love” (I John 4:8) is a great ‘soundbite’, one familiar to most Christians. But what does it actually mean? The young man in this parable wants his inheritance immediately so that he can ‘do his own … Continue reading

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