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Being Shaped by God: Some thoughts and questions to help explore Acts 6
We are living in a world where everything feels like it is constantly changing. In Acts 6, the early church faced up to some major issues and as they did so, God continued to shape them. Are we open to … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, change, Faith Tagged acts 6, acts 6 Bible study, being open to change, christians avoid conflict, facing problems, facing problems in church, God hates injustice, God is greater than your problems, grasp the nettle, hiding or facing up to pain, potter and the clay, racism, shaped by God, shaped by my experiences Leave a comment
The Happy Song that is really Desperately Sad
A few weeks earlier we had heard school children singing it enthusiastically but as we walked around Carlisle Castle we discovered that the song was the result of a desperately sad story. Perhaps you’ve heard the song: O ye’ll tak’ … Continue reading
Advent 3: When life is FRUSTRATING!!!
Zechariah had never felt so frustrated. He had been unable to speak since he had encountered the angel in the temple and not being able to talk was making his everyday life difficult. He remembered coming out of the temple several … Continue reading
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Hope in a hopeless world: Mockingjay Part 1
I have just seen Mockingjay and thought it was an amazing and thought-provoking film. Catching Fire finished with Katniss being rescued and taken to District 13 where the resistance was based. The ending left me with a feeling that things … Continue reading
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