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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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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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Thinking Thursday: What is a Housegroup Actually For?

Several people get together every week in someone’s house for a couple of hours. They have tea and biscuits, enjoy each other’s company, and encourage and support one another. That could be any kind of club or support network. A … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: God is Love – 1 John 4:7-12

How can God possibly love us when we are, in the great scheme of things, so insignificant? How can there be a God who loves when we look at the state of the world? God is not too great to … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Rogation Days

In the traditional church calendar, the last three days are known as Rogation Days, and last Sunday was Rogation Sunday. This is because the Gospel reading for last Sunday includes the phrase “ask and you shall receive”, and Rogation come … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Charismatic Pitfalls

The charismatic experience can bring worship alive and can bring a new depth and meaning to the Christian’s experience of God. It introduces the dimension of the ecstatic, arousing deep emotions and a very real sense of the presence of … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: What does the Christian Church have to offer?

A lot has been said and written about reaching the members of Christian cults for Jesus. Organisations like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs). There is a lot of advice available on … Continue reading

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