Tag Archives: Jesus

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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Jesus preaches in Nazareth

Luke 4:14-30 Have you ever thought that there’s something a bit odd about this story? Within the space of about five minutes we go from “all [the congregation] spoke well of [Jesus]” (verse 22) to all of them being so … Continue reading

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In God’s hands

Psalm 31 David has always made it his habit to trust in God for protection and security. Now once again he is in danger: he and his 400 followers have come out of hiding in order to protect the border … Continue reading

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Jesus: King and Judge (part 2)

Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 11:1-7) sounded pretty fabulous, didn’t it, if not mind-blowing! That’s what we all want the world to be like; but we can’t have peace just on its own, without justice and truth. Which is why … Continue reading

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Jesus: King and Judge (Part 1)

Isaiah 11:1-7 Elections are a vitally important part of modern democracy, and it is indeed a privilege to be allowed to choose your leader. But sometimes politics presents you with very difficult choices. What do you do if all the … Continue reading

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