Monthly Archive: May 2017

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Paying it forward!

Mother Teresa wrote: ‘One night a man came to our house and said, ‘There’s a family of eight children who haven’t eaten for days.’ I took some food and went to see them. When I got there I saw the...

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Winning the battle.

Do you ever feel like there’s a fight going on between your flesh and your spirit? If so, what can you do about it? a) admit that there is a battle! Your flesh will always crave satisfaction in lots of...

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Family matters (4)

Coming home from the pub late one night Geoff got on a bus and was extremely surprised to bump into his very religious auntie. Rather scarily she said, ‘Do you know you’re headed straight to hell?’ ‘Oh dear,’ he said,...

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Family matters (3)

God doesn’t deny us the right to our emotions, but He does hold us accountable for how we handle them. That means we don’t get into the habit of using those nearest and dearest to us as emotional punch bags....

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Family matters (2)

We’re going on a trip way back in history today; nearly 4000 years. Nearing the end of his life, the time when, by tradition he should have been blessing his sons Simeon and Levi, Jacob spoke these sad words to...

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Family matters (1)

If there’s one thing that ought to be obvious to anyone who has taken more than just a passing glance at the Bible it’s this: God is into families! So, if God’s into families then it won’t do us any...

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Direct access

Here’s two bits of cultural history for you… 1) Once a year Israel’s High Priest would walk through the two outer areas of the temple and go into the ‘Holy of Holies’ to receive God’s forgiveness for the people’s sins....

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Meditation?

Isn’t meditation a bit questionable; something only monks and mystics do? Why would anyone want to get down in the ‘lotus position’ and hum some funny tunes? Well obviously that’s not the kind of meditation the Bible talks about! Answer...

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The Church is where it’s at!

For a lot of people in our country church is just a place to wet your head, get you wed and pronounce you dead! Do you know anyone like that? You probably do, but before you clucking your tongue at...

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Strive to be sexually pure

Sex wasn’t a mistake God made when He was a bit distracted! God doesn’t want to wipe out your desire for some lurrrve – but He wants you to enjoy it the way He designed it. You see, when we...