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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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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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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 […]

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Parable of the Sower

Dear Friends, In our morning series of Genesis we have climbed the mountain speaks of Genesis 1-2 to see God’s plan for human beings of a beautiful world to live and work in. The greatest blessing of all is walking with God. But then in Genesis 3 the human race turns their back on the […]

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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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Forsaken for me so I could be accepted

Dear Friends, Our focus is on the Lord because He is our life. We remember on this Good Friday that Jesus came and died for people. People matter to God and people matter to us. One of the interesting phenomena that is coming out of this period of self-isolation is that people in our church have […]