Monthly Archives: September 2017

Hall of Fame: the Israelites

Hebrews 11:28-30 Moses was not the only person in his generation to have faith. So too did all the other Israelites; for they believed God’s word through Moses and acted upon it. In order to be saved, they first had … Continue reading

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Reason to be cheerful

Mark 2:19 “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?” Religion is a serious matter, and religious people are generally caricatured as being dour and miserable. Interesting, then, that Jesus’ disciples attracted criticism for being … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Moses

Hebrews 11:24-28 The choice facing Moses when he grew up was essentially the same choice that faces all of us: whether to remain part of the godless world, or join the people of God. It would have been so easy … Continue reading

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The Anointed One

Mark 1:10 “Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, He saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.” The title ‘Christ’ or ‘Messiah’ means ‘Anointed One’. The concept of ‘anointing’ means … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: The parents of Moses

Hebrews 11:23 Amram and Jochebed (Exodus 6:20) are not exactly the most familiar names in the Old Testament. Yet their son Moses, one of the most influential figures in Israel’s history, would have died in infancy if they had not … Continue reading

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No guarantees

Cancer is a diagnosis that you can never put behind you… By the very nature of the disease, the persistence of just one cancer cell after treatment means that it will eventually come back. And even a thousand cancer cells … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

Hebrews 11:20-22 All the patriarchs, as they approached the end of their lives, expressed their complete confidence in God’s promises by imparting blessings of power and prosperity to their children. Isaac conferred the inheritance on his youngest son Jacob (Genesis … Continue reading

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