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“What did Jesus’s enemies say about him?”

Something any military commander must consider before planning any combat operations is: What is the enemy doing and why? Unless you understand likely enemy movements and anticipate the enemy’s next move you cannot intercept and defeat them. Jesus’s prime enemy was and still is satan and the evil forces of the spiritual world. So let’s […]

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The Highest rank of all

Jesus has the rank of God along with the Father and the Holy Spirit. I wonder, are you confident to explain the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity? Believe me many have tried, but perhaps not many have tried this approach which came to me as I prepared a series of talks I delivered on my […]

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When two or three

No one likes a cheat apart from the cheater who often prides themselves on their cunning ability to circumvent the rules to their own advantage. I have been watching a TV fishing competition recently called Kingfisher. The show comprises three different professional anglers from vastly different parts of the world who in turn host the […]

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Into the ring

Do you have to go Church to be a CHRISTIAN? Let’s find out. All of us I dare say will have at some stage watched a boxing competition on television. Those of us who have served in the armed forces will almost certainly have watched live boxing matches and may even have participated in one […]

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New for old

Have you ever been invited to a party where the icebreaker, “Who am I?” Is being played? I want you to imagine watching an invited guest arriving at such a party. The hostess has relieved them of their bottle of wine and box of chocolates and then slapped a post-it sticker on their forehead. The […]

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The man who gave people heart

Although I was raised in a church going family, my faith didn’t really come alive until I was 25 and serving in the Army. The turning point for me was discovering the joy of meeting the Lord in a real and personal way through reading the bible, but I am also indebted to those who […]

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The End justifies the means

Introduction: The Merriam Webster online dictionary defines the expression “The end justifies the means” is an: “idiom used to say that a desired result is so good or important that any method, even a morally bad one, may be used to achieve it.” In our gospel reading today it is very clear that in the […]

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Down tools

Jesus meets us where we are, but more importantly uses who we are. Opening question: Where were you and what were you doing when you first answered the call to follow Jesus? Bible study The account of the calling of Jesus first disciples is to be found in all four gospels, but the details of […]

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New Beginnings

Opening question: What do you do understand by the word ritual? A repeated act with symbolic significance What rituals do we have? Bible study John’s baptism Why was John the Baptist immersing people in the River Jordan? It was public symbol of incorporation into John’s appeal for religious revival. He was making his appeal through […]

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Eternal Life Insurance

Christian life should be dangerous. We should not live as leisure Christians, but those who take risks in faith knowing that our Eternal Life Assurance is underwritten by Jesus himself. Living in our world today seems to be getter more and more dangerous especially for Christians. In John 17:14, Jesus prayed, “I have given them […]

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