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“We being many, are one body…”

In Romans 12, Paul works on the idea of the church being like a human body, with different parts functioning together to create one harmonious whole. Here’s a snippet: “For by the grace given me I say to every one … Continue reading

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“Do everything without complaining…”

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” In his classic book, Games People Play, psychiatrist Eric Berne  said that one of the most frequent  of  human pastimes is a game he called, … Continue reading

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Living the Jesus Way (Luke 6)

The Jesus Way of living -as outlined in Luke 6- is extraordinary. In the familiar line by G.K.Chesterton:  “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” Luke 6: 27 begins: … Continue reading

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The Party Invitation

  “After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 29 Then Levi held a … Continue reading

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“My heart bursts its banks”- Five Kingly Qualities

    Psalm 45 was written as a “poem to the King” on the occasion of a royal marriage, but it goes much further than mere panegyric. Indeed, in the opening line, the writer confesses that “My heart overflows…” In … Continue reading

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What do you do when it all seems too much?

  I remember a TV interview around the time of some terrible disaster. They had brought out a clergyman from the area and the interviewer, with the smug air of someone with all the answers, asked: Is it that God … Continue reading

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Mark us with Grace! (Psalm 67)

“God, mark us with grace and blessing! Smile! … God! Let people thank and enjoy you.“ This is Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of Psalm 67:1. It captures that essential happiness with which the psalm glows.  We have a painting on our wall by the large … Continue reading

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