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Run From Sin

Dear Friends, Today in Genesis 39:1-23,we learn that God is with Joseph (see v. 2, 3, 21, 23). But God being with Joseph can mean favour as well as opposition and persecution. One of the hardest things in the Christian life is to understand that the trials and difficulties which we experience are also God’s […]

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Look to Jesus

Dear Friends, In John 6:1-15, we encounter another sign of Jesus – the feeding of the 5000 – which is loaded with meaning. One of the interesting aspects of God’s Word is that we are given not only the event which happened but also the clues for how to understand the meaning of the event. […]

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Boldness for God’s Cause

Dear Friends, In Genesis 38:1-30, we learn more about another one of Jacob’s sons: Judah. Judah is the father of the tribe to which Jesus is born. In Chapter 38 though, this dynasty is under threat because Judah is failing to fulfil his covenantal obligations to ensure his family produces an heir. This is one […]

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Evidence to Believe

Dear Friends, In John 5:31-47, Jesus continues to teach about His identity. This is inspired logic. In John 5:1-18, Jesus heals a paralysed man on the Sabbath and declares that He and His Father are always at work. Jesus doesn’t rest on the Sabbath because, like His Father, Jesus continues to provide for other people’s […]

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God Has a Plan

Dear Friends, In Genesis 37:12-36, there are some important Christian truths which emerge that are very important to grasp. Joseph is sent by his father to see if all is well with his brothers. He goes to Shechem but doesn’t find them there. Instead, a stranger meets him who explains that his brothers have gone […]

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Complete Unity

Dear Friends, In John 5:19-30, Jesus responds to the rebukes of the Jewish leaders who think that He is overstepping the mark by calling God His own Father. They rightly saw that Jesus was claiming a unique relationship with God. He explains the uniqueness of this relationship in this passage. He and the Father are […]

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Family Patterns

Dear Friends, Today we are commencing a new series on the person of Joseph in Genesis 37-50. This story is about God continuing to develop a people to be His own and to serve Him in the world. Jacob and his children comprise a very dysfunctional family and it is no surprise because Jacob’s own […]

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The ambiguity of the church

Dear Friends, We begin a short series on 1 Corinthians 1-4 which looks at what the Bible teaches us about the church and Christian leadership and the Gospel. In 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Paul calls the church at Corinth the church of God 1:1 and He thanks the Lord for God’s grace given to this church. Yet we know that this […]

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Power through weakness

Dear Friends, The use and abuse of power has been very much in the news lately. Of course the issue of power has always been an issue in society but perhaps not as publicized as much as it is today. In 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 Paul speaks about true power and how it works.He says that […]

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Holy Spirit and Holy Scripture

Dear Friends, In 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 we see the work of the Holy Spirit in communicating and revealing the truth of God to people. TheSpirit searches the deep things of God and so is uniquely qualified for His teaching role – 2:9. The Spirit of God revealed these truths to the apostles and other Biblical authors […]