Tag: Bible

Always be ready

One of the things I admire about the people I have read biographies for, is the number of them who would be able to deliver a talk or a sermon at the drop of a hat. Part of this ability is undeniably the work of the Holy Spirit and the person’s reliance on Him for…

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God’s Word – Make Time!

There is a story that Jesus tells about a farmer who goes and scatters some seed. And for various reasons the majority of seed does not grow into plants which bear fruit. Some land on rocky ground, some are eaten by animals, some get drowned by the weeds. After telling the story Jesus explains that…

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Ruth 2:12

May the LORD reward you for what you have done, and may you receive a full reward from the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge Ruth chose to come into the faith of Israel, she chose to believe in God and trust him to be her refuge. Reading this,…

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Established in Prayer

When I was a new Christian in my early teens, one of the main arenas of discipleship and spiritual growth for me was the act of worship. I learnt how to play the guitar so that I could play worship songs. I had singing lessons so I could lead worship in church. In my own…

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Trusting God for daily bread

There is part of the Lord’s Prayer that asks God the father for daily bread. It is reminiscent of the Old Testament story of God providing mana from heaven to feed his people in the wilderness. This week I read Exodus and one of the things that stood out to me and challenged me was…

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Creation: Word and Spirit

IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH – Genesis 1:1 BY THE WORD OF THE LORD THE HEAVENS WERE MADE, AND BY THE BREATH OF HIS MOUTH ALL THEIR HOST – Psalm 33:6 God’s word is powerful, by it we hear the gospel. By it we receive faith and are able to…

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Loose Cords

“Your cords hang loose; they cannot hold the mast firm in its place or keep the sail spread out” – Isaiah 33:23 I came across this verse in my Bible readings this morning. I was convicted. There are a lot of areas in my life in which I can identify loose cords. Cords and rigging…

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Be someone worth imitating

I read an article recently which struck a bunch of chords and resonated with some of the principles which I highly value. The article was an excerpt from Bobby Jamieson’s recent book: The Path to Being a Pastor. (High up on my Wishlist at the moment!) So what stood out? Our western culture tries to…

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