But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 23 June 2017 04:48

Mutual Possession

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The Song of Solomon is an intensely devotional book. It is also a prophetic book in that it describes for us the relationship between the believer and Christ, the ‘Beloved’, with an intimacy which looks forward to the relationship between the believer and Christ in the New Testament. It...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:36

The Grenfell Tower Fire.

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It has been a painful experience to watch the pictures and reports of the Grenfell tower fire. It is heart-rending to think of what these people went through. This is intensified by the speed at which things happened, going from normal everyday life to unspeakable tragedy in fifteen minutes. Dozens...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 05:29

The Recent Atrocities

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It is not easy to comment on the recent atrocities in London and Manchester, yet one cannot be silent. Things like the death penalty used to be a deterrent to the taking of a human life. Some say that we should restore the death penalty for murder. I would be in favour of its restoration, not...

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Saturday, 03 June 2017 02:00

Holiday Thoughts

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In Psalm 95:1, we read, “O come let us sing unto the Lord: Let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation”. Why? Because that Rock is Christ. Why ‘Rock’? Because He is utterly dependable, making our salvation unspeakably secure.

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Friday, 26 May 2017 19:47

Holiday Thoughts

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“There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ” (Romans 8:1). Believer, there is a banner over you. It is Christ’s banner of love. It says, “NO CONDEMNATION”. How can that be? It is because Christ has paid the penalty for your sins so fully and...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 05:11

The Danger of Hardening your Heart

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The danger the title speaks of is the greatest danger that anyone is open to. It is not a danger from any person, or power outside of yourself, but a danger from within you: the danger of hardening your heart against the voice of God. The title comes from Psalm 95: 7-8, and is repeated in the New...

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Friday, 12 May 2017 18:21

“True blessedness”

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It is a natural tendency in man, especially in the present age, to project an image of oneself, of strength, confidence, success, prestige and so on. Sadly, this kind of ideal image has to some extent invaded the church, and even some of the pulpits of our land. The question we must ask is: Is this...

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Friday, 05 May 2017 23:25

The Spirit of Adoption

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We all become children of God the moment we are born again. We are “begotten again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”(1 Peter 1: 3). Yes, at the moment we are born again, we experience a resurrection in our souls which is a spiritual parallel to the...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 17:48

“Unfeigned love of the brethren”

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The title is part of 1 Peter 1:22, which reads, “Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently”. The word, ‘unfeigned’ is used four times in the bible:...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:11

When Wicked Men are God’s Hand.

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King David was a peace loving man, but he had much trouble in his life. There is not always an explanation when trouble comes into the believer’s life. Few believers go through this life without some trouble. Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation (trouble):...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:54

“They yet believed not for joy”

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This moment, recorded in Luke 24:41, is surely one of the most joyous moments recorded in the scriptures. It is fitting that it should be so, because it is do with the most joyous fact in all history: the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. Sometimes what we plainly see with...

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Friday, 07 April 2017 05:25

“Take, Eat; This is my Body”

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These words from Matthew 26: 26 were uttered by Jesus in the course of eating the last Passover with His disciples. In doing so, He instituted the Lord’s Supper which was to to take the place of the Passover. From then on the Passover, which was a Sacrament which involved the killing of an...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 07:14

“I will take you from among the heathen”

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The title is from Ezekiel 36: 24, and is part of a wonderful block of verses from 24 to 28, which are characterised by eight instances of God saying, ‘I will’ (with slight variations), in reference to what He is going to do for His people. The original application of these verses was to...

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Friday, 24 March 2017 07:05

Grace: the kindness of God

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What is ‘grace’ in the particular context of the christian faith? It means something very different from what we call ‘grace’ in a worldly context. There it refers to a quality of character or style that someone possesses, and does not have any reference to God. One of the...

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Friday, 17 March 2017 19:31

“A name which is above every name”

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Our title come from Philippians Chapter 2, verse 9. The previous verses describe the amazing humiliation of the Son of God, the Second Person in the Trinity from the  exalted position which He had from all eternity as the eternal Son of God, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. It...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 05:12

The Day of Trouble

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Few christians go through the whole of their christian lives without experiencing a time of trouble. Some, like our beloved brethren in foreign countries where it is forbidden to practice christianity,  have never known a time of peace  and freedom from danger.  Some who have enjoyed...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 22:29

The Rich Mercy of God

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The word, “mercy” is not so common in the christian’s vocabulary as it once was. This is a great loss, and undermines the christian’s appreciation of his or her salvation. Loss of appreciation leads to reduced thankfulness, and that leads to reduced gladness of heart,...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 04:47

Superabundant Love.

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The Song of Solomon is a love song: it describes in beautiful words and word pictures the mutual love between Christ and the believer. One of the most beautiful things about this love is its mutuality. It is always two-way. Christ loves the believer, and the believer loves Christ. This does not...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 11:08

The Brother in the Field

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The parable of the ‘Prodigal Son’ which we looked at last week would be far more appropriately titled, ‘The Parable of the Two Sons’. Indeed, the Lord introduces the parable with the words, “A certain man had two sons” (Luke 15: 11). There is no doubt that this...

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Friday, 10 February 2017 01:53

The Love that Never Gives up

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Sometimes we find ourselves asking the question, Why is God bothering with me at all when He must so often be disappointed with me? I forget Him so often, but He never forgets me. I often wander from the pathway He has laid out for me in His word,  but He, in His own way draws me back. I often...

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Friday, 03 February 2017 03:40

“The Joyful Sound”

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Our title comes from Psalm 89, verse 15: “Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk in the light of thy countenance”. We all have our favourite passages in the Bible, and that is a good thing, because God gives these to his children as special blessings, and...

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Saturday, 28 January 2017 04:01

Unchangeable Happiness

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Having spoken at length in the great salvation chapter, Romans 8, about the wonders of God’s salvation, it is as if Paul is compelled in verse 31 to ask the question, “What shall we then say to these to these things?” He begins to answer with another question in the second part of...

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Saturday, 21 January 2017 13:32

Holiday Thoughts

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“Although my house be not so with God; yet He hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although He make it not to grow”. (2 Samuel 23: 5).                  ...

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Saturday, 14 January 2017 02:40

The Lord as our Security.

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Psalm 18 opens with the words, “I will love thee, O Lord, my strength”. David is full of praise to God for his deliverance from all his enemies, especially Saul who was out to kill him. He is eager to give all the glory to God. Indeed, he could not have been preserved, were it not for...

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Saturday, 07 January 2017 04:25

Goals for 2017

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2017 is already nearly a week old. It is time for us to set our goals for the year, otherwise we will slip into the empty mindset that 2017 is ‘just another year’. This may do for the unbeliever, but such a view is hardly compatible with the christian faith. The christian life should be...

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