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Hearts Wide Open

Even though the government recognises de-facto relationships, it’s interesting that people are still getting married. And even though some people have experienced a messy break-up and subsequent divorce, many of them go on to get married again – perhaps a few times. There’s something about marriage that doesn’t go out of fashion.  Many of us…
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A Life in His Name

It is a communal phenomenon, I’ve noticed. When we pray in groups, often we conclude the prayer (like stamping an envelope and dropping it in the post box) ‘In Jesus’s name.’ Have you ever wondered why we do this? What do we hope will happen as we invoke His name? Certainly, in the book of…
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Harmony

Set Apart to Stand Firm

Jesus was once accused of casting out unclean spirits by the power of the devil.  His response? “How can Satan drive out Satan?  If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.  If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.  And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot…
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Set Apart for Wisdom

Pay careful attention, then, to how you live – not as unwise people but as wise… The Apostle Paul – the letter to the Ephesians Socrates, just before his death, was given two choices: leave Athens or stay and live the rest of his life in silence. Unwilling to live a life which didn’t reflect…
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Set Apart for a New Life

Imagine sitting around a table with your extended family, or a group of friends, trying to work out a list of guidelines that will keep your relationships with one another healthy. What would you put first?   What other things would you want on the list? What would you put on that list for when a…
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A New Shoot – John 12:20-33

“Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that…
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Set Apart for Building

And (God) himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, equipping the saints for the work of ministry to build up the body of Christ. I’m not great at construction work. Many years ago, when I was embarking on my new life into adulthood, I took on a second…
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