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CONFESSION: There’s A Verse I Wish Wasn’t In The Bible

CONFESSION: THERE IS A VERSE I WISH WASN’T IN THE BIBLE So here’s a bit of a confession and like all confessions it carries a certain amount of guilt and shame. I did doctoral studies which included a large focus … Continue reading

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LEADERSHIP: “STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES” or “STRENGTHS ARE WEAKNESSES”

The last few months have involved me in quite a lot of introspective thinking, looking at myself, evaluating myself and trying to be honest with myself and others about myself. This is because I have been involved for various reasons … Continue reading

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PASSION, POSTURE & POWER

    So Paul here in Romans 12 is in a section about being involved in Christian community and has been talking about how we need to use our God given gifts to benefit the Body and ultimately the world. … Continue reading

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DEVELOP THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TO GIFTS

We have seen in the last couple of posts Paul lay down some foundational attitudes that we need individually and collectively to develop, the right attitude to ourselves, the right attitude to others. Now in verse 6-8 the focus is … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TO OTHERS

In the previous blog we started looking at what Romans 12 has to tell us about developing a healthy body, that is a healthy expression of the Body of Christ. We saw that Paul encouraged us first of all to … Continue reading

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BODY BUILDING: for the Body of Christ

Gymnasiums are packed with people exercising, sales of organic food and sugar free drinks are going through the roof, all because people want to have as healthy a body as possible. That should be our aim when it comes to … Continue reading

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CHURCH = A COMMUNITY OF CONCERN & CARE

I’m immersed in Romans 12 thinking about what it means to be the church. What struck me forcefully this morning was the thought that for Paul authentic Christian community will always be characterised by a genuine concern and practical care … Continue reading

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