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Set Apart for a Purpose

The Apostle Paul had been on the road along time. On his third missionary journey, beginning in Antioch, taking him all the way into Greece, and back again, he was on his way back to Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost. As he approached the coast of present-day Turkey, he drew close to some of…
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Forgiveness from God

Reading: Psalm 51:1-12 1-3 Generous in love—God, give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down.(MSG) Previously I worked with people with different abilities, many having physical, mental needs, and acquired brain injuries.…
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Will We Have Enough?

Today (Sun) we will explore the question of whether we will have enough (something very topical given our current lockdown.)  But lurking behind this question is an even deeper question of whether we are enough in ourselves. This text is about God’s provision and his invitation for us to trust in him.  In this light,…
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Oh Water Wonderful World – Zechariah 14:6-11

Reading: Zechariah 14:6-11 On that day, living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it toward the eastern sea and the other half to the western sea, in summer and winter alike. ~Zechariah 14:8 There are few things better in this world than jumping into a body of water when the summer sun is…
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Where Can We Find Rest?

How busy is your life at the moment? So many people complain about how busy life is. Even people who retire tell me they can’t keep up with their new lifestyle!! Why are we so busy? Is there anything we can do about it or do we just get dragged along by life and we…
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One Thing is Needful – Luke 10:42

Read Luke 10:42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Luke 10:42 Doing things is important isn’t it? Especially in our society where being successful, being busy, being productive is seen as vital. Outcomes, and end products, and quantifiable results are what our Western world in particular is focussed on. In our busy,…
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Who is Jesus?

King Herod heard about (the work of Jesus) because Jesus’s name had become well known. Some said, ‘John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that’s why miraculous powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘He’s Elijah.’ Still others said, ‘He’s a prophet, lone of the prophets from long ago’ (Mark…
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On the Path of Life – Isaiah 42:16

Have you read today’s text? Let me personalise it for you…. I will lead blind (insert your name) down a new path, guiding you along an unfamiliar way I will make the darkness bright before you and smooth out the road ahead of you. A new path might be a new season, a new time…
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How Can Jesus Do This?

When Jesus returned to his hometown with his disciples – and attended synagogue on the Sabbath – things did not turn out so well. At first, the people of Nazareth were bowled over by Jesus’ teaching and miracles.  But then things went pear shaped: “How can Jesus do this?” “Where did this man get these…
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Compassion – Mark 1:40-45

The whole COVID experience has made me appreciate again how courageous the medical profession is to work so tirelessly and selflessly against any virus or any medical condition that affects us as humans. I was also struck by how much Jesus did this as well. He continually treated and healed people with diseases that not…
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