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Sam Reeve

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Friendship

When we moved overseas, one of the questions we had in the back of our minds was “Will this change our friendships? What will they be like when we get back?” As it turned out, with most of them, when we came back it seemed like we’d never been away.…
Sam Reeve
December 14, 2018
From The Heart

The sobering reality of the future

It’s not popular these days to talk about hell and eternal punishment. I get the feeling that it’s distinctly unpopular. And yet God has plainly told us ahead of time that future accountability is a reality for us all. Every wrong will be put right, every sin paid for. He’s…
Sam Reeve
December 7, 2018
From The Heart

Coming ready or not!

I am so looking forward to the coming of Jesus. The bible tells us that He will bring in the new heaven and new earth. The whole creation will be renewed and perfectly and lovingly ruled by Him. There will be no more suffering or crying or pain. Nothing evil…
Sam Reeve
November 22, 2018
From The Heart

The Burden and Joy of Leadership

One of the great gifts that God gives us is the ability to influence the lives of others. Parents get to do it with kids, aunties with nephews and nieces, teachers with students, friends with friends, workers with colleagues, patients with carers and vice-versa. The opportunities are endless. And it’s…
Sam Reeve
November 8, 2018
From The Heart

Open House, Open Heart, Open Heaven

Welcome to CrossCulture Open House! We’re so glad you could come today and hope that you find your time with us inspiring and encouraging. Please take advantage of the many things that are on today to get to know us. We hope we can give you some idea of what…
Sam Reeve
October 29, 2018
From The Heart

You never know…

On Tuesday our family was together to give thanks for Janet’s dad, who passed away recently. After the service a man who had been in a youth group I was involved in many years ago introduced himself to me. He was from a non-Christian background and had put his trust…
Sam Reeve
September 13, 2018
From The Heart

Submitting to Malcolm

How do you view the government? A necessary evil? Always got their hand in your pocket? Kill-joys who stop us from doing what we want? God’s says that those who govern us are his servants (literally deacons, Romans 13:4), who must be obeyed. They are also our servants (reflected in…
Sam Reeve
August 16, 2018
From The Heart

Blessed to bless

People who have received the free forgiveness that Jesus brings are in the best place to bless others, especially those who wrong us. Because we have been forgiven so much ourselves, we can afford to forgive others. And because we know the sovereign God of the universe, the One who…
Sam Reeve
August 10, 2018
From The Heart

How’s your serve?

A friend of mine once said “If you want to find out how well you’re doing at serving others, check your response when someone treats you like a servant”. It’s not a bad test (not that we should treat each other like servants!) because it exposes why we’re serving. Is…
Sam Reeve
July 27, 2018
From The Heart

Through many trials…

Paul and Barnabas (the encourager) were passing through cities where they had planted churches a short time earlier. They gather new believers together to strengthen and encourage them. One of the bits of advice they give is “through many trials we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). Trials,…
Sam Reeve
July 5, 2018