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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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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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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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Jesus is the Light

Dear Friends, Light is such a wonderful gift. The light from the sun gives life to the natural world. Light enables us to enjoy life and see the beauty of creation. Light is central to life as we know it. So when Jesus says that He is the source of light in John 8:12, He […]

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Broken Relationships

Dear Friends, Last week in Genesis 44, God spoke to us through His Word about His power to transform our lives. It is exciting that the Lord has the power to break old habits and enable us to build new, godly habits and disciplines. Now in Genesis 45,we see one of the most beautiful ways […]

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God Transforms our Lives

Dear Friends, Our topic from Genesis 44 is the power of God to transform our lives. It has been 20 years since Joseph had the dreams from God and we can remember what the brothers were like. Simeon and Levi committed deception and genocide of the Shechemites and were unrepentant before their father (Gen 34:31). […]