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Thanking God for all our fellow Christians

“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2) Paul starts his first letter to the Thessalonians by thanking God for all the members of the church in that city. I think the Thessalonians would have felt quite humble to hear that Paul valued them all […]

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Behold Christ and Be Conformed

Do you desire to be conformed to become more like Christ? If so the following quote from Charles Spurgeon encourages us to behold Christ and be conformed: “Well,” say some, “we have proceeded so far, what next shall we do? We know we have an interest in him, but we are still sensible of manifold […]

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Do it all for the Glory of God

In his first letter to the church in Corinth the apostle Paul said the following words: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Whatever and all are big words! They seem to cover everything. Surely there must be some areas that they do not […]

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The Last 4 Months of 2020

Yesterday was the 1st September and we are in the last 4 months of 2020. Summer is now over and autumn has started. The temperatures will start to become cooler and the days will continue to get shorter. Normally at this time of year there is the expectation of new beginnings as the new academic […]

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We Are What We Read

Paul told the Galatians that you reap what you sow. Spurgeon in the quote below, taken from the Old Guys website, says something very similar in regard to the books that we read. Basically we are what we read. That’s worth pondering. “Certain insects assume the colour of the leaves they feed upon; and they […]

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Do We Value the Scriptures?

I recently read a book which contained some biographical sketches of twelve reformers. Many of these men suffered persecution for preaching the truths of the bible. Whilst some of them e.g. William Tyndale paid the ultimate price for wanting to make the scriptures available in ordinary people’s mother tongue. These men truly valued the scriptures. […]

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I Trust in Your Unfailing Love

Yesterday was the 100th day of lockdown and during the last three months we have all had to get used to various changes to our usual normal way of life. This weekend sees the easing of some of the lockdown measures in England with bars and restaurants being allowed to open again. Also, social distancing […]

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Who do we put our confidence in?

In these unusual times in which we currently live, one of the questions that we need to consider is: Who do we put our confidence in? Last Monday whilst reading Psalm 146 I came across the following verses: ‘Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe […]

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Giving Thanks

It’s not unusual for Christians to wonder what God’s will is for their life. Normally when pondering God’s will we would be thinking of the big decisions in life for example: whether to marry a particular person, take a specific job, buy a house, become a missionary etc. However, if we search the scriptures for […]

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Future Plans

In my job our holiday year runs between September to August. I decided last summer that I was going to be super organised and apply for all my leave for the 2019-20 holiday year early, as I already knew which weeks I wanted. Therefore come September 2019, my leave had all been approved and I […]