Monthly Archives: September 2016

Pilgrims’ Progress: Food and drink

Exodus 16 & 17 After a month on the march, all the provisions the Israelites have brought with them are exhausted and hunger begins to bite. And in no time they are looking back with nostalgia at the ‘good old … Continue reading

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Teach me Your ways

Psalm 25 Life is a long journey; to begin well is no guarantee that we shall not lose our way later on. So David prays for God’s help: “Show me Your ways, LORD, teach me Your paths.” (verse 4) He … Continue reading

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A city on a hill

Isaiah 2:1-5 This is a prophecy of ‘the last days’ – which began at Pentecost. So it is being fulfilled now! When Isaiah was preaching these words, the city of God was Jerusalem (which is on a hill, though only … Continue reading

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Messy Church: False doctrine

I Corinthians 15:1-20 The Gospel brings salvation. And that salvation depends on having Christ as our Saviour. For this reason, Christianity cannot be a theological free-for-all. There are some matters on which we may legitimately disagree (Romans 14:1), but there … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Testing

Exodus 15:22-27 Full of joy and praise after their miraculous deliverance at the Red Sea, the Israelites march on – straight into the desert. As they trudge through the hot thirsty wilderness, their enthusiasm steadily evaporates. Eventually they reach an … Continue reading

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Messy Church: Chaotic worship

I Corinthians 14:26-40 Christian worship in the first century was very different from modern church services. There was as yet no set liturgy to be followed, and any member of the congregation was potentially able to contribute something. But this … Continue reading

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Adopted

We believe in God, the Father Almighty… I John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! Isn’t it truly amazing that a … Continue reading

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