Category Archives: Bible

The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

Several times in these past few days I have been reminded of how painful that life can be as I have heard about and seen the struggles faced by others. As I was praying about this I was reminded of … Continue reading

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Is Worship about Describing God or Encountering him?

I have been thinking about worship recently and it occurred to me that for some people worship is about describing and focusing on who God is whilst for others it is about meeting with and encountering God. Sometimes, these two views are … Continue reading

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Shall we be Friends (Part 2)

If you missed it, you can quickly read the first part of this short parable here. Bill sat in his hotel room feeling lousy. He hadn’t talked to Pete for 3 years and life just wasn’t the same any more. … Continue reading

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You don’t want to read that!

I was talking with a Minister recently who was preparing a Sermon on a very well known passage from the gospel of Luke. They mentioned they were reading a commentary for background information and my instinctive reaction was to say ‘you … Continue reading

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I don’t remember reading this bit before

On Good Friday, some of us gathered to read through the Bible account of the days and hours leading up to and including Jesus’ death. We read a section together, paused to reflect on what we had read and then … Continue reading

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Jesus died to make it possible for Enemies of God to become his Friends

I was reading the part of the Easter story where Peter cuts off the ear of the High Priest’s slave. Usually this is a part of the account that gets missed out but as I thought about it, I began to … Continue reading

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Lent Reflection 2: What do we need in life?

When Jesus said that ‘people do not live by bread alone’, was he reminding us that there is more to life than just surviving? When he said this, he had been fasting for 40 days and 40 nights and the … Continue reading

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Jesus gave signs to say Why rather than When

If Matthew 24 was the only part of the Bible that we had, then you probably wouldn’t ask Jesus for directions! His disciples asked him for a sign so that they know when he would return and when the end of … Continue reading

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Lent is primarily about going With God, not going Without things

Traditionally people associate Lent with giving things up but if this is our only focus I think that we might be missing the real point? During Lent, people especially remember the time when Jesus spent 40 days and nights in … Continue reading

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The one about showing people how to find the way?

I had been in the hospital before with my son and had followed him to the correct department. Now I was back a few months later without him and unfortunately I couldn’t quite remember the way. Fortunately the receptionist told me … Continue reading

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