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The Word of God is a treasure

Dear Friends, In 1 Kings 8:1-21, we reach one of the high points of the Old Testament. The temple of God has been completed and it is then dedicated to the Lord. What is given prime place is the Ark of the Covenant which contains the stone tablets which God had written His law on […]

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God’s Wisdom

Dear Friends, It seems that, with all the challenges of Covid over the last 2 years, life has become even more complex. We live in a complex world for which we need God’s wisdom. In 1 Kings 3, Solomon asks for wisdom. He asks for wisdom as the king to govern and lead God’s people […]

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God’s Kingdom

Dear Friends, During January we are embarking on a short series looking at 1 Kings 1-11 and the person of Solomon. The big themes in these chapters are the establishment of God’s Kingdom, the need to deal with the enemies of the Kingdom and to promote the values of the Kingdom, such as kindness. This […]

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Look for Jesus

Dear Friends, In Matthew 2:1-12 we learn that with the arrival of the Magi, all Jerusalem was disturbed, and none more so than King Herod. The Magi were asking for the location of the one who was born to be the King of the Jews. The word “disturbed” is related to the word for earthquake. […]

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Consolation & Redemption

Dear Friends, As I write this, I am in a hospital outpatients with my mother waiting to see a doctor. How glorious it is that we have the privilege of being able to wait for excellent medical services. I have been watching one of those morning shows in the waiting room and they are complaining […]

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Good News

Dear Friends, One of the distinctives of the Christmas stories is that God’s Holy Spirit and His angels are very active. This is a sign that God is going to do something new and very remarkable. Zechariah is visited by an angel and because of his unbelief, is struck dumb. Mary is visited by an […]

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The Salvation of the World

Dear Friends, As I write this, Cheryl and I are eagerly expecting our first grandchild. What a world to be born into! There is a lot of uncertainty in our world with the new variant of covid now rampant. People are anxious and concerned. Our Premier has called for calm. Whilst we don’t know what […]

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A Fresh Start

Dear Friends, Jesus explains the difference between true and false discipleship. True followers believe that Jesus was sent from God and He speaks through the very Words of Jesus. These Words of Jesus are very powerful because the truth sets us free from guilt and condemnation and brings true freedom, so we can understand what […]

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Home

Dear Friends, Today is the last in our series on the story of Joseph. The book of Genesis closes with Joseph requesting that his family take his bones home to the promised land (see Genesis 50:15-26). This is a wonderful statement of faith. Joseph sees his future in the promised land and by faith he […]

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A Balance of Justice and Mercy

Dear Friends, Jesus was always able to keep the demands of the Law in balance with the merciful application of it. In John 8:2-11, the religious leaders have caught a woman in the act of adultery and are trying to trap Jesus by asking what they should do; whether or not she should be stoned […]