Tag Archives: Martyrdom

Verse of the month: July 2018

“Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” (Acts 7:55) On trial for blasphemy because of his testimony to Jesus, Stephen is declared … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Coda

Hebrews 11:35-40 Many of the stories we read in the Bible tell of God’s miraculous interventions on behalf of His people. The sons of the widow of Zarephath (I Kings 17:17-24) and the Shunammite woman (II Kings 4:8-37), for example, … Continue reading

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Verse of the month: August 2017

“The LORD declares… ‘Those who honour Me I will honour, but those who despise Me will be disdained.’” (I Samuel 2:30) Jan Hus was an early reformer of the church, who campaigned principally against the corruption of the priesthood. For … Continue reading

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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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What price loyalty?

One of the most profound cultural shifts that has taken place in the last fifty years or so is in the value we place on loyalty. In my father’s generation, it was not unusual for a man to work for … Continue reading

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