Monthly Archives: October 2015

Priests of the Lord: our calling

God originally intended to make Israel His ‘kingdom of priests’ – a ‘bridge’, a means of communication, between Him and the rest of the world (Exodus 19:5,6). But it became apparent at a very early stage in their journey that … Continue reading

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Love hurts: A happy ending?

Hosea 3 After years of persistent infidelity, Hosea’s wife had finally left him for another man – not a kind and loving husband, but a cruel and heartless man who turned her virtually into a slave. She made no move … Continue reading

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Reactions to the Gospel (Acts 26:24-29)

In chapter 21 of Acts, Luke describes how some Jews from Ephesus tried to kill Paul in the Temple. And in chapter 25, even after two years of imprisonment, the Jewish leaders are still hounding him and doing their utmost … Continue reading

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Traditions: the good, the bad and the ugly

‘Tradition’ seems to be a dirty word in some circles. So it might come as a bit of a surprise to read Paul praising the Corinthians for “holding on to the traditions, just as I passed them on to you.” … Continue reading

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“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:10)

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Paul’s message (Acts 26:19,20)

Paul says to Agrippa, “I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” If Jesus is Lord, then we must do what He tells us. “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46) … Continue reading

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Love hurts: the possibility of reconciliation

Hosea 2:18-23 God promised Israel a New Covenant – one that would never be broken. For He will never be satisfied with a ‘one-night stand’ or ‘open relationship’. He wants all our love – and He wants it for ever. … Continue reading

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