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A Psalm of Ascent–Psalm 133

A psalm of ascent was sung by the people coming together in worship on the way up to Jerusalem. It was literally an ascent because Jerusalem is 2500 feet above sea level, but it was also an ascent in thought … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Pilgrimage (Psalm 84)

This psalm was originally part of the trip to Jerusalem for festivals in the temple. How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh … Continue reading

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You Must Follow Me

Christian life can be a bit like a roller-coaster. Life is great on the way up and cresting the top, but in between we have the downhill parts. How can we cope then? All of us have downhill parts in … Continue reading

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Precepts and Promises

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and … Continue reading

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We are an Incarnational People

He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around … Continue reading

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Sanctified and Being Sanctified

In the book of Hebrews we find an apparent contradiction within four verses: …we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Heb.10:10) For by a single offering he has perfected for all … Continue reading

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Heroes of the Faith: Noah – How Did It Come To This?

Have you ever looked at the world and wondered, ‘How did it come to this?’ Noah strikes me as the kind of man who might be troubled by such questions. Genesis 6:9-10 describes him as, ‘a righteous man, blameless among … Continue reading

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