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Synonyms of the Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper in described in the Bible in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and the books of Acts and 1 Corinthians. These were all written between about AD 45 and AD 63. Where do the synonyms we … Continue reading

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The original context of the Lord’s Supper

Paul described the Lord’s Supper as follows, “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it … Continue reading

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Are you protected?

The older I get the more I understand how fragile human life really is. The COVID-19 pandemic is just one example of how something seemingly small can change the lives of the entire world’s population. As advanced, intelligent and resilient … Continue reading

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Forgiveness – Easier said than done

Forgiveness is hard. It is painful. It can be slow and gruelling. Yet there are no relationships in which forgiveness is not necessary. The forgiveness the Bible speaks of is not turning a blind eye to the wrong committed against … Continue reading

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Christian martyrs

Millions of Christians are persecuted across the world today. Pastors are imprisoned or killed for proclaiming the gospel. Young people flee for their lives when their families discover they have converted to Christianity. Believers are beaten, tortured, pursued. They are … Continue reading

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Is it time to start trusting God?

He’s known you the longest! Something bizarre was happening inside me. While I ate and slept and talked and went about life as usual, a tiny human was forming in my womb. A minuscule heart, tiny fingers, spec sized toenails, … Continue reading

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Prayer during lockdown

We’re all going through a tough time with this lockdown. Parents will be home schooling for two more months. Travel is restricted. Our grandchildren on the central coast seem to be as far away as those in France. There are … Continue reading

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Crown of thorns

Who’s been watching the Olympic games in Tokyo where athletes are striving to win a gold medal? In the ancient games the winner received a laurel wreath to place on their head. The wreath was a symbol of victory. The … Continue reading

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At life’s crossroads? Let Jesus give you directions

Life’s road is rarely straight. We often find ourselves in places we didn’t expect or want. How are you going with the uncertainty of life at the moment? Do you feel like you’re standing at a crossroads and not sure … Continue reading

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Servant leadership

There are two types of leadership: Leader first (self-serving leadership), and servant first (servant leadership). Jesus was an example of servant first leadership. He said: “You [His disciples] know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord … Continue reading

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