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Spiritual Formation

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I’m challenged often about how to grow as a Christian.  A lot of Christian evangelism focuses on helping people to recognise they’re sinners, believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, realise it is by faith and not by works that we are saved, and make a decision to commit to Jesus.  And […]

Content in all Circumstances

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I think that most of you know that for most of our married life Mark and I worked for a mission organisation where no one was paid an income.  Everyone in the organisation was self funded and responsible to raise their own financial support.  God provided beautifully for us over the years but it did […]

Therefore fear God

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“Therefore, fear God” (Ecclesiastes 5:7b) Surely, one of the great tragedies in the church is the number of people who have religion but no relationship. They think Christianity is all about rule keeping and appeasing an angry, holy God who carries a big stick in heaven ready to strike anyone down who slips up. Is […]

We NOT I

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At an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago a few years back, researchers presented their findings on the harmful effects of solitary confinement in US prisons. They claimed that, ‘the human mind is not built for the sensory and social isolation of solitary confinement’.  According to Craig Haney, […]

Seasons

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If you remember 1965 you may know the hit song, “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, by the Byrds. But, did you know the words were written in 900BC by the Teacher (Eccles 3:1-8)? “To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time for every purpose, under Heaven…” That is what I […]