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John the Baptist gets high

Imagine spending thirty years of your life intensely focussed on what you are convinced is your entire purpose for being. The enormity of the task sometimes causes you to quiver and seriously doubt yourself, can you really pull it off? What if, in the crucial moment, you fail to perform what is expected of you? […]

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Pray for your kids – obedience

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.(Ephesians 6:1 ESV) I guess this is something most parents will be happy to pray for their kids! Even Jesus had to learn obedience (Hebrews 5:8-9). As a husband obeys Christ and a wife submits to her husband, so a child is to obey both […]

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Simple, not easy

I was listening to Matthew Chapter 7 as I walked home this afternoon and noticed how simply Jesus taught. He did not make it complicated to understand how to be righteous – simply listen to what He said and put it into practise, simple! “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them […]

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Ownership dispute

In our first encounters with Jesus in the New Testament he is telling John to baptize him, using God’s word to refute Satan’s temptations, and preaching “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. After this he calls certain men to follow him and according to Matthew they immediately leave everything to do so. […]

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Biblical reinterpretation?

Your teacher and friend sums up what he expects of you in one sentence during a dinner conversation. Later that evening he is arrested on false charges, tried in an illegal court and executed. Do you live up to his expectations? I am confronted with this question regarding Jesus Christ. Three times in John 14 […]