Monthly Archives: August 2017

Pilgrims’ Progress: Crossing the Jordan

At long last, the Israelites are standing on the east bank of the River Jordan – as close to Canaan as they can possibly get without getting wet. And there they pause, to prepare themselves for what is to come. … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Sarah

Hebrews 11:11,12 Abraham was not the only member of his family who needed to have faith. His wife Sarah had not only been infertile all her life, but was long past the age of being able to have children. After … Continue reading

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Try it and see

Once bitten, twice shy? As a rule-of-thumb survival guide, it’s pretty reliable: if you’ve had a bad experience in a particular place, or with a particular person, then unless you know for sure that there were extenuating circumstances, it would … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Abraham

Hebrews 11:8-10,17-19 Abraham, the great founder of God’s people, is famous for his courageous and sacrificial faith. Yet in essence, all he did was take God at His word, made a definitive break with his former life, and put himself … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Settling for less

Numbers 32 The tribes of Reuben and Gad (who have been camping close to each other for 40 years – Numbers 2:10-16) suddenly come up with what they think is a brilliant idea (verses 1-5). The plateau east of the … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Noah

Hebrews 11:7 God gave Noah warning of impending judgement, so that he could take action. Noah could not prevent or avoid the Flood; but by obeying God’s instructions he could survive it. That obedience must have cost him a great … Continue reading

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Everything in our power?

After dragging on for months, the incredibly sad story of little Charlie Gard finally reached its inevitable conclusion two weeks ago. One can only feel desperately sorry for both him and his parents. What loving parent would not do everything … Continue reading

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