UPDATE: The New Covenant

I am pleased to advise that the first draft of the final volume of a Twenty-First-Century Bible has now been completed. But although this has been achieved well ahead of schedule, the manuscript will still be required to be reviewed (several times) before it is ready...

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QUESTIONS: Four Questions concerning a Major Crisis

During any crisis there are always people who speak out, wanting things to get back to “normal.” But isn’t what was “normal” often a contributor to the crisis in the first place?A crisis can provide an opportunity to rethink current belief and practices, and to make...

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DEVOTION: Baptism for Today

Acts 19:1-6Different things mean different things to different people. Indeed, we could all be watching the same game of football, and what would be a reportable offence to one person, would be a fair tackle to another. We could all go to the same historic site, and...

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OPINION: Plagues, Famines, and Wars

It is not popular to talk about sin as the cause of any plague, famine, or war. Nevertheless, in biblical times, there were many occasions where sin was recognised as the cause. Indeed, the people had sinned, creation had been corrupted, and mankind had to live with...

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SERMON: A Passionate Faith

1 Peter 1:3-12A. INTRODUCTION1. GeneralOver the years many people who have been considered to be great. Indeed, history is littered with stories of people—good and bad—who have been considered to be great and have made a lasting impression. And with each one, there...

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KID’S TALK: Short-Cut Shirley

John 14:6 Short-Cut Shirley was always looking for a way to make life simpler. And she was very creative about it. For example, when it was somebody’s birthday, she would send them a card wishing them a happy birthday, a happy Christmas, and a happy whatever other...

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SERMON: The Struggles of Life

Luke 12:49-53 A. INTRODUCTION If I were to tell you that I have the answer to every problem in the world, would you believe me? If I were to say that I have the solution to every conflict, act of hatred, every famine, war, death and pain, and that there was no need...

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SERMON: Commitment

Luke 12:32-40 A. INTRODUCTION Imagine that you are one of Jesus’s closest disciples. Which one doesn’t matter. But you’re one of the twelve, and you’ve given up everything to follow Jesus. You’ve given up your job, you’ve left your family behind, you’ve left all means...

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DEVOTION: Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11 Who today considers Jesus to be their king? Who today considers Jesus to be the most important person in their life? Because it’s very easy to forget that Jesus is king. As a consequence, one of the most encouraging and uplifting stories in the bible...

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SERMON: Making A Godly Decision

Isaiah 40:21-31 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Decision Making Every now and again we all face turning points in our lives—ones that requires major decisions. It might involve something to do with education, and the decision about which stream to take. It might involve...

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