Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bearing the cross

What is the significance of the Christian crucifix – and can it be ranked alongside the symbols of other religions? Although a common practice, and regarded by many believers as an ‘essential’ part of their faith, the fact is that … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: Who are we?

I Peter 2:9,10 Just as Jesus was rejected by men but chosen by God, so also Christians – though ‘nobodies’ in the world’s eyes – have been chosen by God and are special to Him. This is the one thing … Continue reading

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Too much too young

Everyone likes a good story – especially if it’s a true one. The exciting and the unusual will always catch our attention and get passed around. In this respect, there is no difference between the religious and the secular, or … Continue reading

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New world coming

Isaiah 65:17-25 The first half of this chapter is a warning of judgement on those who persistently ignore the true God and worship false gods. But then (verses 13-16) a contrast is brought in between the idolaters and those who … Continue reading

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Sitting on the fence

When did you last fill in a feedback questionnaire or respond to a survey? There are various types, and different question formats. These days, straightforward ‘yes or no’ answers are rarely asked for; more often, you have to indicate (on … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: The Cornerstone

I Peter 2:6-8 The cornerstone of a building was the very first stone to be laid, and was the key to the whole structure. The Cornerstone of God’s new Temple is Jesus (I Corinthians 3:11). The whole building depends on … Continue reading

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Consulting the dead

I Chronicles 10:13,14 “Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not enquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him … Continue reading

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