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King David and Jesus the Anointed Son: Psalm 2

Which is your favourite Psalm? Which do you think is the most popular Psalm of all? Which is the most frequently quoted, the most likely memorised, or the most repeatedly sung? Psalm 23. But which is the most frequently quoted … Continue reading

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Haggai and Jesus: The Chosen Servant of the Lord

When you were young, who were your heroes?  Who did you want to become like? Who did you pretend to be? Whose posters adorned your bedroom walls? 

As a child I can remember playing Cowboys and Indians and pretending to … Continue reading

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Zephaniah and the Day of the Lord Jesus

When you think of God, what comes to mind?  For many he seems distant, remote, impersonal, unknowable. And that is tragic because until we know who God is, we can never know ourselves, or our purpose in life. In our … Continue reading

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The Lord of Time and Space : Psalm 8

Jon Meacham, writing in Time [1] this week observes, “It was supposed to be over in a matter of weeks. In the summer of 1914, the European war that began in the aftermath of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand drew great … Continue reading

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Where does my help come from? Psalm 121

Two weeks ago, I woke from a brief Sunday afternoon powernap to find a black spot on my arm. I thought it was a piece of mud, but it would not come off. When I looked closely I realised it … Continue reading

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Micah and Jesus the King

This weekend our thoughts and prayers have been with the relatives of the passengers of the Malaysian Airline flight shot down over the Ukraine. A similar number of civilians have been killed by Israeli shelling in Gaza this week but … Continue reading

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Jonah and Jesus

There are two ways to learn a lesson – the hard way and the easy way. The hard way is when we have to learn the lesson ourselves. Better to learn from someone else without having to repeat it. That … Continue reading

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David, Goliath and Jesus

Did you know that Jesus is mentioned in every book of the Bible? God’s rescue mission did not begin in Bethlehem or even at Calvary, but way back in the Garden of Eden. On Sunday mornings in July and August, … Continue reading

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Beware False Teachers

Beware False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-12) from Stephen Sizer on Vimeo. Twenty years ago this Summer, the Church in England was gripped with speculation about revival. John Arnott, the pastor of Toronto Vineyard church, was apparently searching for “a fresh … Continue reading

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Jesus on Children

Luke 18:15-17: Membership: To Care that Children are Nurtured in the Faith Tom, aged 5, opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out. He picked up an old leaf that … Continue reading

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