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The fishing net

We believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints… Matthew 13:47,48 ‘The Kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen … Continue reading

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Verse of the Month: April 2018

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28) Jesus was the King of the Jews; but His throne was a cross. He did … Continue reading

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A Biblical Journey through Jordan (9)

The River Jordan (Matthew 3:6,13) From its source on the slopes of Mount Hermon, the Jordan flows for about 150 miles through the Sea of Galilee and on to terminate in the Dead Sea. Its name means ‘descender’ – a … Continue reading

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A Biblical Journey through Jordan (8)

Petra Today Petra is a tourist trap, swarming with sellers of cheap jewellery and other souvenirs. But two thousand years ago, in the time of Jesus, it was a bustling city and the capital of the Nabataeans. It was also … Continue reading

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Seed and soil

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 This parable is about evangelism, isn’t it? As we talk about Jesus, we’re ‘sowing seed’ in people’s hearts, which hopefully will lead to them committing their lives to Him. We know that the ‘seed’ we’re sowing is good … Continue reading

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Was Jesus a legalist?

Matthew 19:16-21 Many Christians find this incident confusing. When the rich young man asks how to gain eternal life, why does Jesus tell him to keep the Law (verse 17)? Is Jesus implying that we can be saved by obeying … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Eyes on the prize

Five wise virgins (Numbers 27:1-11) In an intensely patriarchal society such as ancient Israel, daughters do not normally inherit any share of the family estate. But a certain Israelite (Zelophehad) has died at some point during the nation’s wanderings without … Continue reading

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