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Daniel 3: Making choices (3)

Nobody goes through life without ever putting a foot wrong. If we find ourselves in a bad situation, it could well be that we’ve gone wrong somewhere. Why were the nation of Israel suffering in exile? Because they had made … Continue reading

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Daniel 3: Making choices (2)

How easy is it to make the right choices? The Narnia books are favourites of mine. Just about everyone has heard of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but I actually prefer some of the less familiar ones, such … Continue reading

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Daniel 3: Making choices (1)

One way of looking at this chapter of the book of Daniel is to think about making choices – and about facing the consequences of those choices. There are some things that we can’t choose, because not everything that happens … Continue reading

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Daniel 3: a children’s story?

The story of the fiery furnace is one of the old Sunday School classics, and you can see why: it’s full of high drama, excitement and suspense. The main characters have wonderful names (like Nebuchadnezzar and Abednego) that roll off … Continue reading

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Let us give thanks!

Psalm 107 “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures for ever.” (verse 1) This psalm gives many examples of God’s intervention, some dramatic, others more ordinary; but in every case we are encouraged first to … Continue reading

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The resurrection of the dead

A fundamental part of the Gospel (Acts 4:1-12) The proclamation of Jesus of Nazareth as Israel’s long-awaited Messiah was never going to be popular with the authorities in Jerusalem, because of the political implications. But what really got up their … Continue reading

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God’s sovereignty

Daniel 2:20-22 “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the … Continue reading

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