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, 12 October 2018 19:13

“Jonah’s Experience at the Hand of God”

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A few days ago, I received a photograph from a friend. It was a picture of his wife in a small boat holding a huge fish which she had just caught. It was almost as big as herself. As I looked, I wondered how she managed to get it into the boat without being pulled into the water herself! This led...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 19:05

“The Root of the Matter”

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Perhaps the most important question that the professing christian and the seeker continually ask themselves is, ‘Am I saved?’ Or, as we sometimes say,  ‘Have I got the root of the matter in me?’  What is the “root of the matter”?

While on holiday this...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 03:19

Holiday Thought

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“Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand [for] the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 17:47

“Living Dangerously”

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There are some who live dangerously for a living. It is a choice they make, perhaps because they like that kind of life, but more likely because they get paid a lot of money for doing a dangerous job.  However, some in our churches are living more dangerously than any of these, although they...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 21:04

“The Rock that Followed them”

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In 1 Corinthians 10:4 we read of the Rock that is Christ. The context is the wilderness wanderings of the children of Israel. It says that they they drank of that spiritual Rock which is Christ. Yes, Christ was with them all the way. He had delivered them from the Egyptians by the miracle of the...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 00:45

“Heavenly Mindedness”

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The prospect of heaven is the believer’s ultimate hope. The christian is sometimes accused of being so heavenly minded that he or she is of no earthly use. I say, happy is the christian who is thus accused. It indicates that they are living out the ultimate reality of their faith, which is...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 06:00

“Showing Forth the Lord’s Death till He come”

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There are several places in the bible where we learn of the Lord’s Supper and it is very important that the church on earth has biblical authority for all the things that she does in worship. It is for this reason that, in administration of the the two biblical sacraments, Baptism and the...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 08:17

“Paradise”

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In Luke 23:43 Jesus says to the penitent thief, “Verily I say unto you, Today you shall be with me in paradise.” This is the best known reference to paradise in the New Testament, but there are other other two: Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:4 tells us how he was “caught up into...

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 06:04

“The ‘me’ in the Womb”

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The Psalmist, in Psalm 51, verse 5, writes of what we often refer to as ‘original sin’. This is one of the most unpopular doctrines of Christianity. The verse says, “Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me”. This does not indicate that the act...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 19:38

“The Confusers”

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In modern Great Britain, the dismantling of the order that God laid down from the beginning of time continues apace. Our Members of Parliament just seem to “roll over”, rather than put up any resistance to this dismantling. The latest ‘trick’ is to change the meaning of...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 22:43

Thorns and Thistles

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It is a great privilege and blessing to be able to have an annual holiday away from the normal routines of life. For some, it is an impossibility because of difficult circumstances. For those who have the privilege, the downside is having to come back to the normal responsibilities and labours of...

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 02:37

Holiday Thoughts (4)

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“Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name” (Psalm 138:2).

This is an astonishing statement, but it shows us the high place that God has given to His word. The question for us is, Do we give the place to God’s word that He Himself gives to it? One thing is sure, He could...

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 05:09

“Holiday thoughts (3)”

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One of the sad things about our present life in this world, is that we are continually confronted with the fading nature of everything. Everything and everyone ‘blooms’ for a short time and then begins to fade. It is difficult for us to envisage a place where this simply does not...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 04:49

“Holiday Thoughts (2)”

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It is not often that we would turn to the book of Zephaniah, the fourth last book in the Old Testament, for a word of encouragement. However if we turn to Zephaniah 3:17, we find a wonderful word of encouragement for the present day church:

“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:31

Holiday Thoughts (1)

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“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge” Psalm 46: 10,11.” “Be still”: be at peace, stop worrying, re-ground yourself in the truth, that God is...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 15:42

“Holiday Time”

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I hope to go on holiday before the next post, but, if circumstances permit, I will try to post some holiday thoughts.

Life in the modern world is stressful, so it is wonderful to look forward to two or three stress-free weeks at this time of year. We have good authority for laying aside our daily...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 19:05

“The Perfect Substitute”

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There is a sense in which the cross is simple. There Christ suffered in the place of sinners. He paid our debt. He suffered, the just in place of the unjust, the rich in place of the poor, and so on. All these things point to the wonderful substitutionary work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 23:34

“Reading the Rainbow”

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Last evening, as we went to our Communion preparation meeting, just as we were approaching the hall, a rainbow appeared in the sky. It was complete, end to end, and particularly distinct. At the time I felt uplifted and encouraged, as I thought that this was not only a thing of great beauty, but...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 23:08

“The Great Pruner”

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The moment a person becomes a christian God becomes deeply involved in the life of that person to the extent that that person is made to realise that he or she no longer belongs to themselves, but to God. They are bought with a price, namely, the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are true...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 18:25

“Beauty in a Fallen world”

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We live in a fallen world. We read in the bible that the earth has been put under a curse because of man’s disobedience (Genesis 3:17), and we see some frightening evidences of this in things like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes, as well as in everyday things like the ‘thorns and...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 04:30

“General Assemblies”

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My apologies for the lateness and shortness of this posting. My plans have been set adrift by our General Assembly last week.

Just a thought: what is the biblical justification for a denomination having a General Assembly? It is what we often refer to as ‘The Council of Jerusalem’...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 18:45

“Shadows of Good Things to come”

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One of the most significant signs of progress in the christian faith is a realisation of the unity of the bible ; that it is all the one book of God. It is natural for the christian who has just been enabled to receive Christ as Lord and Saviour, to find the wonderful truths regarding Christ in the...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 06:44

“From the Cross to the Crown”

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As I was reading Hebrews chapter one this morning, I was particularly captivated by the words in verse 3: “When He had by Himself purged our sins, (He) sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high”. What an amazing  change our Lord Jesus Christ experienced from the agony and...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 22:08

“A Real Eye-Opener!”

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I recently had a cataract removed from my right eye. The effect on my vision was dramatic. The operation only took about ten minutes, and after an hour or two, during which the effect of the various medications applied to the eye to prepare it for surgery cleared, the improvement in my vision was...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 04:48

“Common Goodness and Kindness”

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It never ceases to amaze me how kind and benevolent unsaved people often are. Sometimes they give christians a showing up when it comes to loving their neighbour. When we see these good deeds we must be careful not to look for wrong motives, but rather appreciate the deeds themselves, and be...

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