Author Archives: Deborah

A Biblical Journey through Jordan (2)

River Jabbok (Genesis 32:22-30) Jacob had spent twenty years in exile near the River Euphrates, working for his uncle Laban. Now he was returning home to his own family – including his elder brother Esau, whom he had cheated out … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about sin (part 1)

I John 3:4-6 What is sin? The answer may surprise you: “sin is lawlessness” (I John 3:4) In other words, at its most fundamental level sin is an attitude of defiance – the attitude that says, ‘God can’t tell me … Continue reading

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A Biblical Journey through Jordan (1)

About ten years ago, we had the privilege of travelling through Jordan, visiting the many sites that have links with the Bible story in both Old and New Testaments. Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19) The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah … Continue reading

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Was Jesus a legalist?

Matthew 19:16-21 Many Christians find this incident confusing. When the rich young man asks how to gain eternal life, why does Jesus tell him to keep the Law (verse 17)? Is Jesus implying that we can be saved by obeying … Continue reading

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The Journey (part 9)

Going home My father always used to say: “Never admit that you are wrong.” We could not feel safe until we had crossed the Jordan and left Herod’s territory. But when we finally camped for the night, we ate and … Continue reading

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Deep clean

We believe in Jesus Christ… who was crucified, died and was buried, and descended into the grave. Hebrews 9:14 The blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, will cleanse our consciences from acts that … Continue reading

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Verse of the Month: January 2018

“The LORD is my Shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters.” (Psalm 23:1,2) When we live under God’s care, He looks after our welfare. When we have struggled up … Continue reading

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