Tag Archives: New Testament

“The size of your roof…”

Having finished  reading an article on (basically) developing a positive attitude to life, I was intrigued to read, in the credits, the author (Nataly Kogan) described as “Chief Happiness Officer” of a company. Now there’s a job, for which I … Continue reading

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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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Jesus & What Prayer is NOT

Jesus’ intent was not to entertain: he had important information to pass on and he wanted his listeners to be alert and attentive to what he said. But even the serious discussion was often accompanied by wry remarks and comical … Continue reading

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He speaks and it gets done (Luke 7:1-10)

“When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was ill and about to die.  The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders … Continue reading

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“Grace received” equals “Grace lived”?

I want to “reap bountifully”. Remember that verse?  “He who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.”  2 Corinthians 9:6. C.S. Lewis once remarked that “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable … Continue reading

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Prayers that Never Work

It couldn’t be as simple as that, could it? James paints a picture of squabbling humanity, desperately at odds with itself, a cauldron of boiling wants and wishes, and then quietly observes that it is precisely this attitude that prevents … Continue reading

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Death and the Love of God

I am certain that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come nor height nor depth nor any creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which … Continue reading

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