Tag Archives: Sin

The Narrow Way: Sowing and reaping

Sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7-10) To sum up: sin is a serious matter, and we don’t have the luxury of being able to ignore it. “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” (Galatians … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: Community

Galatians 6:1-6 The pursuit of holiness is not a purely personal quest: the road is one on which we travel as a group. And the most sensitive indicator of our spirituality is the nature of our relationships with our Christian … 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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Under the scanner

When I first qualified as a doctor (nearly forty years ago), the treatment of cancer was somewhat hit-and-miss. If you found a breast lump, the surgeon would carry out a mastectomy – and that was all the treatment you had. … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Repentance and reconciliation

Exodus 33 & 34 As a result of Moses’ impassioned intercession (Exodus 32:11-13), Yahweh does not destroy the Israelites; but that does not mean that what they have done can be brushed under the carpet. His presence is temporarily withdrawn … Continue reading

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An encounter with God (Isaiah 6:1-8) Part 2

Part 2: Confession (verse 5) The holiness with which Isaiah was confronted was the holiness that had destroyed Nadab and Abihu (the sons of Aaron) when the Tabernacle was first set up. No wonder he was terrified. The vision gave him … Continue reading

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Messy church: Complacency

I Corinthians 10:1-13 What is the relevance of the Old Testament to believers in the 21st century? Can the experiences of the Israelites teach us anything? Paul seems to think so… Despite the many differences between the old and new … Continue reading

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