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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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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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Easter Sunday AM

Dear Friends, The resurrection of Jesus recorded in Mark 16:1-8 changed the world. The women were given the first instalment of clear evidence that Jesus had risen from the dead – an empty tomb and the testimony of the angel. It is amazing that Mark gives them a place of prominence. The reason it is amazing […]

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God – Creator and identity maker

Dear Friends, Genesis 1:1-2:3 is a foundational passage in the Bible. It reminds us that God is our Creator and we owe our very life to Him. Genesis unfolds by indicating that we were made for God and we only find our true purpose and contentment in a relationship with Him. The creation of the world […]

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People – identity found in God

Dear Friends, Genesis 2:4-25 sets before us the ideal of how the world was created by God to work well and how we were to live. It seems that this account is placed before us to give us the ideal and invite a response in us to long to return to God’s paradise. This is especially […]

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Sin – Distorts our identity

Dear Friends, Genesis 3 teaches us why the world is in a mess and why there are difficulties and struggles in relationships & work. The heart of the problem is our sin and our rebellion against God. In Genesis 3:1-5 the serpent who is the devil (Rev) tempts Eve. His first temptation is to doubt […]