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The Patience of a Saint

When I was growing up, the title of this piece was a common expression.There was a worldly view that all “Saints” were kind and patient, so someone with these characteristics were identified as examples. Scripture, however, calls all who believe...
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Church Checklist

The apostle Paul penned the Pastoral epistles - first and second Timohty and Titus - to ensure the local church, wherever it was located, had clear instructions on how to operate. It does us good from time to time to...
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How Can It Be?

I love the old Charles Wesley hymn and its wonderful lyrics And can it be that I should gainAn int’rest in the Savior’s blood?Died He for me, who caused His pain?For me, who Him to death pursued?Amazing love! how can...

Asking, Seeking, Knocking

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened....
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Are You Prepared?

In this day and age, it seems we are encouraged to prepare for everything! I know its just advertisers trying to get our hard earned cash, but we are challenged everywhere to prepare ourselves for calamities that are just around...
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I Can Die A Happy Man

As a believer in Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished for all who believe, we have nothing to fear when it comes to leaving this world. Christ overcame death. He is risen from the dead, and prepares a place...
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A Worthy Vocation

The dictionary definition of vocation is, “...a calling, employment, a profession or a business…” In Ephesians, the Apostle Paul outlines clearly how he believes Christian should live their lives. Look at Ephesians 4:1-3 - “I therefore, the prisoner of the...
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Heavenly Accounting

One of the roles I have been fortunate to play in three churches iss secretary treasurer. It is a function necessary in this world, and involves reporting to the authorities on income and expenditure if you are a charitable organisation...
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Am I Pulling Down My Barns?

The heading of this article is a question I regularly ask myself. It may seem a strange one, but the parable in Luke 12 is very applicable today in a nation where there is so much wealth and prosperity compared...