Tag Archives: Jesus

Love hurts

Do you agree love hurts? Should it hurt? Is something wrong if it hurts? If we understand love as an unrelenting concern for another’s well-being, love does open us up to grief and pain in this broken world. When we … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Supper – until Jesus returns

The best description of the Lord’s Supper is in 1 Corinthians 11. It gives two reasons for celebrating the Lord’s Supper. The first reason was to remember what Jesus has done for us – it was to be done “in … Continue reading

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The command to keep the Lord’s Supper

The best explanation of the Lord’s Supper is given in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. It begins, “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 … Continue reading

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Jesus is even better than Bluey’s dad

“You’re as good as Bluey’s dad”. It is the highest compliment our young children can give my husband. I’ve given a similar compliment to one of our humorous friends and father of four. Bandit, more commonly known as Bluey’s Dad, … 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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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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Imagine someone knowing everything about you!

Do you know you’re not the only one? We all have parts of ourselves we’d rather no one else knew about. Parts we may try to hide from even ourselves, to distract ourselves from with busyness or entertainment, to overcompensate … Continue reading

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Life saving blood

Throughout history, there has been a growing understanding of the remarkable properties of blood. In 1628, a physician named William Harvey published his theory on the circulation of blood – it was amazingly accurate. Soon after, the first blood transfusion … Continue reading

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