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Compromise - the sign of the times

 

Our minds have a strange capacity for adjusting themselves to unpleasant facts. I understand that during the First World War men lived in water-filled trenches, standing at times up to their waits in mud and sleeping in wet clothes, yet they managed somehow to survive. Their minds became a…

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The Cross - "I" Crossed out

The sign most associated with the Christian faith is a cross. I heard a suggestion that it stood for the “I” being crossed out of our lives. I think this is a helpful suggestion as the call of Christianity to men and women is to self-surrender to the will of God. This is certainly not a popular …

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Spiritual Thermometers

We are just about to adjust our clocks to Winter Time, but I wonder if you have recently made any adjustment to your spiritual thermometer? Most of us have something which reveals to us our spiritual condition. In most cases it is some special weakness of failing which we have had to fight hard …

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My life is special...I and my world are part of each other...I and all life are united in a bond of understanding. I have a job to do.

As a pastor I am constantly being amazed that so many people find it hard to consider themselves as special. So, this week I am sharing some thoughts which I am praying might help you in this respect. In Genesis chapter 1 and verse 27 it reads: “So, God created mankind in his own image, in the i…

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You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

Can you close your eyes for a moment to the scenes of misery and woe, degradation and sorrow that continue to prevail on account of sin, and picture if you can in your mental vision the glory of the perfect earth? Where not a stain of sin mars the harmony and peace of a perfect society; not a bi…

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Whose faith do you follow?

For the disciples, it was Jesus. They were led directly by their experiences of the life of Jesus, Himself.  Today, we have the Word of God and for those who have believed, we have the Holy Spirit living inside to instruct and guide, and we do in a very real sense, have to make our faith our own…

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Try two-way prayer


The other day I was invited to a meal which was a real treat to me. Over the meal my host asked me all kinds of questions and we discussed many issues which face human race. We both agreed that there were many things wrong in today’s society but then my host put me on the spot when he asked me…

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Have you found answers to the problems in your own life?

It’s becoming more and more popular these days for folk to go on a pilgrimage. The BBC has recently brought out a programme that brought together a group of 8 celebrities who travel together on an ancient pilgrim route that starts in Canterbury and ends up in Rome. The programme however starts i…

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Spiritual Thermometers

 

We’ve just adjusted our clocks to Summer Time, but I wonder if you have recently made any adjustment to your spiritual thermometer? Most of us have something which reveals to us our spiritual condition. In most cases it is some special weakness of failing which we have had to fight hard to ove…

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I do not build up barriers in my mind that do not exist. I use my failures to open the door of achievement

Houdini, the famous magician and escape artist, could get out of any jail, handcuffs, or straight-jacket that he ever tried – that is, all except one.

That one place was a little jail in England. Houdini worked at the cell lock for more than two hours. He worked with that terrific speed that us…

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