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Is Charity Lost?

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity”. - 1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV). Why does the King James version of the Bible use the word ‘charity’, rather than the word ‘love’? If you...
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Uncovering The Unexpected: Part Two

Father and son Alan and Jackson Stanley share the second and final part of a feature series they’ve written describing a journey they’ve been walking together in recent years. Part one appeared in issue 15 and we begin this part...
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The Danger of Drifting

When we hear Samson’s name, we think of strength - and of his reputation as the Bible’s strongest man. There are stories of him getting hold of an attacking lion and ripping it apart. Once he was bound with ropes...
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A ‘BLSD’ Journey: Gangs to God

Stepping into a “jam packed” jail cell, Georgie Ngaau closed the cell door behind him. He’d phoned “all the right people” on the outside to inform them of his decision - now he wanted to tell those in the crowded...
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William Stedman Remains Steadfast

Christchurch Para-athlete William Stedman is home after winning two medals at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The medals though are a result of his wider desire to use his giftings for God, he says - and more than any accolades, he...
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Sharing The Word of Life

“How is a young person in Tirau most likely going to be reached for the Lord? By somebody they know in Tirau being bold and sharing Jesus with them. How will somebody in Te Awamutu be reached? Through a friend...
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‘Amped’ For Jesus

Growing up, Amped4Life founder and educator Pat Buckley had a crucial question. “Why would I trust a Heavenly Father when the one I had walked out and betrayed me?” When Pat’s dad, John, left the family, Pat was eight. Pat...
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Leighton Baker: ‘Building’ on the Lessons Learned

“I’m far too young to retire,” he says with a smile, “...I do think I still have something to offer in politics and I haven’t given up. Right now though, in that sphere, I don’t exactly know how that looks...
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Telling ‘Tall’ Tales?

“God created creativity - and I really aspire to be a good bearer who reflects the divine image God has put within us. Christians should be among the most creative people on the planet - in music, design, the arts,...