Category: Preaching/Teaching

Preaching the Hard Stuff

I have a lot of sympathy for Pastors who are intimidated to avoid preaching the hard stuff. The Hard Stuff includes exposing errant belief, sinful attitudes and ungodly behaviour. The Hard stuff is calling people to sacrificial living, giving their whole life to God to use. This must be difficult. As a lay preacher it…

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Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Who is this Man? Jesus is the Miracle-Worker, healing those that come to Him with faith, multiplying food for those who eagerly listen without concern for their rumbling-stomachs, walking on water in order to be present with those whom He loved. Jesus is the Masterful-Teacher, instructing the crowds, challenging the religious experts and nurturing His…

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BRT – Galatians

I’m getting behind in posting these up, but I still want to try and keep the books in separate posts. 4:21-31 . Galatians has the theme of ‘receiving the promises by faith NOT works’ all the way through. And here in these verses we get an amazing example of what happens when we try to…

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i-face (2): Practical Steps

This one is probably less Bible based and more common sense. I’ll try and support things with Bible as I can – hopefully the principles will stand. For anyone who didn’t read my last post, the i-face is an acronym for dealing with confidence. There is a situation that seems coming up and I think…

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