Tag Archives: Jesus

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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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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Try it and see

Once bitten, twice shy? As a rule-of-thumb survival guide, it’s pretty reliable: if you’ve had a bad experience in a particular place, or with a particular person, then unless you know for sure that there were extenuating circumstances, it would … Continue reading

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Can we be sure?

We believe in… the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting John 6:38-40 “I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent Me. And this is the will … Continue reading

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The normal Christian life (part 1)

Mark 8:27-9:29 It’s good to read Christian books… but some of them don’t half make you feel inadequate. ‘The normal Christian life’ is the title of a classic book by Watchman Nee – which I’ve never actually read, but from … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Grumbling

Numbers 21:4-9 Now the Israelites are in the final stage of their prolonged journey. But it must seem to them as though they are never going to reach their destination! Within weeks, discouraged by the unusually arid terrain they are … Continue reading

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Verse of the month: June 2017

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) When the clouds roll into our lives… Jesus remains the same to us as He has been to all believers through the generations – faithful and all-sufficient.

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