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Do we relate to Jesus primarily as his Mates or his Minions?

Do we relate to Jesus primarily as his Mates or his Minions? To put it another way, do you mainly approach Jesus as his friend or as his servant? Jesus chose disciples ‘that they might be with him and that he … Continue reading

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Shall we be Friends?

Bill had always found it difficult to make friends, especially at school. He didn’t feel very clever and he wasn’t even good at sport, he felt like a nobody and it seemed like everyone treated him that way. Life had … Continue reading

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Is growing as Disciple of Jesus more like learning to ride a bike or to drive a car?

I currently have a daughter learning to ride a bike and a son learning to drive. My daughter is 8 and was on the bike riding happily along in no time. My son is 17 and he has had several lessons … 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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The One About Breaking out of Church

When I answered my phone I was not expecting to hear, ‘we are locked in, can you come and let us out’. We had a BMS Action Team with us for the week and they and some of our other … Continue reading

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So, is it Tuesday or Wednesday? – Sometimes life is confusing!

If you are living in the UK, you might be confused as to whether it is Tuesday or Wednesday today. When we have a bank holiday Monday and the working week begins on a Tuesday rather than a Monday, does it leave you confused? … Continue reading

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The difference between Calling and Capability

Often people talk about what God is calling them to do and I guess the phrase comes from the time when Jesus called his first disciples to ‘come and follow him’. Churches often look to appoint people to positions of responsibility and … Continue reading

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Should Dorothy Follow the Yellow Brick Road or clear up the Crashed House?

So, Dorothy had arrived in Oz. She had crashed her house in the middle of a Munchkin village and now she had the opportunity to follow the yellow brick road. What is a girl to do? Should she stay and tidy … Continue reading

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Which Route Would You Take?

Looking at the sign in this picture, which route would you take? I doubt that any of us would choose to go ‘The Wrong Way’, so that leaves us with a choice between and ‘Adventurous’ or ‘Scenic’ route. Tomorrow morning we … Continue reading

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The One Where I Couldn’t Find the Dinging Phone

So, we were sat playing a game when all of a sudden I heard a ‘ding’. At the end of the round, I checked my phone to see what the notification was for but then I realized it was turned off. … Continue reading

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