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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

There used to be a TV series, at least in the UK, called TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. I think that would be a great four-word summary of the Bible. Just think about it, the God of the Bible continually does … Continue reading

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HOW TO FIGHT RIGHT AS A CHRISTIAN

We come across this all too familiar story in Acts 15, two believers fall out. 39 And there arose a sharp disagreement so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus, 40 … Continue reading

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COULD THIS BE THE MOST NEGLECTED WORD IN THE NEW TESTAMENT?

What do the words Gallimaufry, Pluviophile  and Librocubularist  all have in common?  They are all words that were once commonly heard but have largely fallen out of the vocabulary of ordinary people. (I will leave you to Google them if … Continue reading

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HAVE SOME FUN, SERIOUSLY!

I don’t know if you have ever thought about this, but having fun is a serious business. Having fun is something we should take seriously. Did you know that in the United States there is A NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PLAY … Continue reading

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THE DANGER OF DRIFT (the hardest blog post I’ve written)

If you were to come to Ann and I’s home towns of Greenock and Port Glasgow and looked across the wide estuary of the River Clyde you would see the wreck of the ship pictured above. I can just about … Continue reading

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NO EXPLANATION, JUST APPLICATION

One of my preaching professors used to say that  “Some verses need very little explanation but a great deal of application.” I was recently reading the Psalms from Eugene Peterson’s Message translation when I came across a verse which definitely … Continue reading

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IS JESUS’ PROIRITY, YOUR PRIORITY?

Air is all around us and vital for life and yet despite being so prevalent and important we don’t see it or pay much attention to it. There is a concept in the New Testament that is equally prevalent and … Continue reading

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WE NEED TO BE FALLOW GROUND TO BE FERTILE GROUND

All around our village at the moment the crops are growing at an amazing rate, some have actually been harvested already. However, not all the fields are seeing this dramatic growth, some have been left “fallow.” One agricultural website describes … Continue reading

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CROSS PURPOSES

he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Cor 5:15 Why did Jesus die? I suspect the average Christian would answer “so … Continue reading

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FANS TO FOLLOWERS: THE GREATEST CHALLENGE FACING THE CHURCH

I wonder what you consider to be the greatest challenge for the Church in the West as we head into the third decade of the 21st century? There are certainly no lack of candidates for that poll position in the … Continue reading

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