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Seed and soil

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 This parable is about evangelism, isn’t it? As we talk about Jesus, we’re ‘sowing seed’ in people’s hearts, which hopefully will lead to them committing their lives to Him. We know that the ‘seed’ we’re sowing is good … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: Liturgy of the Ordinary

(Some thoughts inspired by reading ‘Liturgy of the Ordinary’, by Tish Harrison Warren) Whether we are aware of it or not, we are creatures of habit. Repetition wears grooves, and our lives get preferentially directed along them. This is not … Continue reading

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A prescription for living

Psalm 34 How can we live life to the full? David knows the secret: it’s ‘the fear of the LORD’! “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD…” (verse 11) The ‘fear of … Continue reading

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Verse of the month: November 2017

“With You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” (Psalm 36:9)     A relationship with God changes everything; life is no longer mundane or meaningless.

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Hall of Fame: Enoch

Hebrews 11:5,6 We know even less about Enoch than about Abel. Compared with his contemporaries, his life was short; but his witness was powerful. “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (Genesis … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Eyes on the prize

Five wise virgins (Numbers 27:1-11) In an intensely patriarchal society such as ancient Israel, daughters do not normally inherit any share of the family estate. But a certain Israelite (Zelophehad) has died at some point during the nation’s wanderings without … Continue reading

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The normal Christian life (part 2)

Mark 8:27-9:29 (read part 1 here) So should the normal Christian life be a never-ending victory parade? It looks as though it ought to be, but I’ve found three reasons in this section of Mark’s gospel why it isn’t. Mark … Continue reading

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