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Who is Jesus?

At our 5PM service this week, we read about the Feast of Dedication in John’s Gospel. So far in John, we have read about the Feast of Sabbath in chapter 5, the Feast of Passover in chapter 6, the Feast of Tabernacles from John 7-10 and now we have the Feast of Dedication, also known […]

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Hope of the Resurrection

At our 5PM service this week, we read about the death of Lazarus. It’s easy to forget that Jesus’ humanity meant that he had dear friends and he grieved the death of his friends, even though he had confidence in the resurrection. In thinking about the passing of a member of our congregation for the […]

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Our Only Hope

Dear Friends, Acts 4:1-31 – whenever the church of Jesus Christ is bold and confident in the message of Jesus, the world tries to silence us. We know in our society that people are trying to silence the church, telling it to keep quiet, and we worry about the future. We must remember that Jesus […]

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The Good Shepherd

At our 5PM service this week, we read about Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Not only does Jesus care for and nurture us as a shepherd does his sheep, but he is also the gate to heaven. Jesus stresses the exclusivity of heaven and that he is the only way to gain entry. Far from […]

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Is Your Church Alive?

Dear Friends, In Acts 2:42-47, the work of the Spirit is to form a church and to gather God’s people together. There are qualities outlined which indicate what an alive church that is driven by the Holy Spirit looks like. In 2:42, a church which is full of the Holy Spirit devotes themselves to the […]

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God’s Hand of Providence

At our 5PM service this week, we hear that Jesus healed a man who was born blind. The disciples ask Jesus as they pass the blind man, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus rebukes this line of questioning and tells them that this man was born blind […]

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The Holy Spirit Poured Out

Dear Friends, In today’s readings (Acts 2:1-13, 36-41) Luke records for us the story of Pentecost. As the promised Holy Spirit is poured out, the disciples are enabled to speak any known language and they declare the praises of God. This leads to Peter delivering the first sermon and 3000 people are added to God’s […]

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Drifting from God

Dear Friends, The story in 1 Kings 11:1-13 of King Solomon being led astray by his many foreign wives is very disappointing. This man had at least two very powerful encounters with God and had the privilege of God offering to grant him whatever he asked for. God kept His promise and blessed him with […]

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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 […]