Tag Archives: Faith

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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Confidence in God

Psalm 27 “The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?” (verse 1) David knows God – and he therefore feels confident and secure, even in the most stressful circumstances. For God is hope to the … Continue reading

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Siren voices

One of the more positive aspects of admitting that you have some form of cancer is how friends rally round to support you and pray for you. So many have encouraging things to say, such as anecdotes of long-term survival. … Continue reading

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Bad news

“The righteous will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.” (Psalm 112:7) We would all like to sail through life with hardly a care. But the news cannot always be good; sooner or … Continue reading

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Verse of the month: November 2016

The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7) Our trust in God is a wall against the waves of doubt and anxiety that might assail us. Within this sanctuary there is peace – and … Continue reading

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What have you got?

II Kings 4:1-7 The prophet Elisha, as God’s representative, was approached by a destitute widow. With no husband to provide for her, she faced the loss of her two sons as well in order to pay off her debts. She … Continue reading

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Doubt

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for” (Hebrews 11:1). But how sure does ‘sure’ have to be? 50% sure? 90%? Will only 100% certainty be sufficient? Jesus tells us that even faith as small as a mustard … Continue reading

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