DEVOTION: Unity in Diversity

Romans 12:1-21 Getting any group of people to agree on a particular idea or action is not always an easy thing to do. People come from different backgrounds, have different likes, different priorities, etc. So getting any group to agree on something can be a major...

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CHILDREN’S STORY: 11 of 1 (Chapter 2)

A few weeks later, I was outside, in the back garden, sitting around the pool, and I must have been daydreaming. Then all of a sudden 3 of 1 was there and handing me a Bible. But this time as I took it, I said to him. ‘You know that I don’t believe.’ ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘So,...

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SERMON: The Priority of Spiritual Healing

Mark 5:21-43 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Keeping A Secret We all have times when we need to confide in someone, whether it’s about something that has happened to us or an issue about which we have been thinking. Indeed, we all have times when we need a sounding board to help...

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DEVOTION: Life Is a Journey

2 Peter 3:17-18 Life is a journey, and on that journey, we are constantly asked to leave things behind. And sometimes that can be very hard, and other times it can be very easy. The idea, however, is that if we move on, we can grow, develop, and expand our horizons...

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KID’S TALK: Mr Fix-it

Colossians 1:13 Mr Fix-It thought he was terribly cleaver. He thought he could fix anything, even when it was one of his own mistakes. For example, he was a keen gardener. But one day he planted a weed by mistake. In time, the weed got out of control, and it spread...

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QUESTION: Wedding Ceremonies

The state may think it important to regulate marriage ceremonies, but is that a good reason for the church to be involved too? After all, a marriage ceremony is not a biblical requirement, and the biblical list of prohibited relationships is very different to the...

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QUESTION: The Poor and Christmas

If Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, then why do our Christian welfare agencies include special food and presents in their Christmas hampers? Wouldn’t it be better if people were taught that it is OK to abstain from the things that are unnecessary which they...

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KID’S TALK: The Man Who Loved Waiting

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Do you like waiting? Do you like standing in queues, waiting to be served? Do you like staying at home, waiting in, because someone is expected to come? Do you like waiting for some special event to arrive? Well, if you’re anything like me, you...

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QUESTION: How Well do Christians Blend In?

How well do Christians blend in to society? Can you tell who is a Christian and who isn’t? Because you should. Jesus didn’t blend in at all. Indeed, he challenged many things that people loved and held dear, for the priority of a relationship with their creator....

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QUESTION: Decision Making in the Church

I find the habit of making decisions in church to be very odd. After all, when in the Bible did the church elect leaders or make decisions by popular vote? Surely the emphasis should be on seeking the mind of God. In which case, there should be no need for a vote at...

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