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Sam Reeve

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How big is your God?

One of the problems I keep running up against, as I’m sure most Christians do from time to time, is that I try to limit God. Even if what I say (or preach) and ‘believe’ is that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, when it comes to the practical realities…
Sam Reeve
June 21, 2018
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Godliness with Contentment

When I was younger, the talk in some of our courses at Uni was that we would need to be educated on how to use our spare time. With the relentless march of technology taking over most of our tasks, we would have lots of time for other things. Whoever…
Sam Reeve
April 12, 2018
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He’s Alive!

The wonderful news of Easter Sunday is that Jesus is alive. It took a while for this news to sink in to his friends, the disciples. They didn’t believe it at first – they were so discouraged after his cruel and humiliating death. But when they saw him and heard…
Sam Reeve
March 29, 2018
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Perfect Freedom

There’s an old prayer that addresses God as the one “whose service is perfect freedom”. It expresses a deep truth – that we humans were designed to live other-centred lives. We’re at our best when we pour our lives into serving God and others. People who survey happiness report that…
Sam Reeve
March 22, 2018
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Am I my brother’s keeper?

This is an ancient question. After the first recorded murder (Genesis 4), God asks Cain where his brother Abel is. Cain’s answer betrays his deep-seated self centredness and lack of love for his brother. We live in a culture that is fanatically committed to individualism – the idea that what…
Sam Reeve
January 11, 2018
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Christmas Angels

It’s interesting to track the appearance of angels in the Bible. The first time we see one is when Adam and Eve are excluded from the Garden of Eden after deciding that they didn’t want to live God’s way. God places and angel with a flaming sword at the entry…
Sam Reeve
December 21, 2017
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When God doesn’t do what we want

Jonah’s big frustration was that God didn’t do things his way. If Jonah had had his way, the people of Nineveh would never have heard God’s message, and certainly wouldn’t have believed it. Nor would they have changed their ways. And God certainly wouldn’t have forgiven them. He wanted God…
Sam Reeve
November 30, 2017
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Revival – Proclaim and Pray!

What happens in Jonah Chapter 3 is what most Christians long to see. Widespread heartfelt turning away from evil and turning to God. The people of Nineveh, on hearing God’s message, repented as one – from the king down. The whole population. How we long to see such things happen…
Sam Reeve
November 23, 2017
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Calling on God

How’s your prayer life? What does it look like? Is God like the fire brigade to you – you make a panic call whenever something goes “wrong”, or is He more like a trusted friend and mentor that you want to connect with regularly and hang out with often? So…
Sam Reeve
November 16, 2017
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He’s a Jonah!

We sometimes hear this expression for someone who seems to attract trouble. Every time they’re in the car, the boat, on the team, something goes wrong. It’s as if they bring bad luck with them (and that’s often what is meant when the expression is used). The saying comes from…
Sam Reeve
November 10, 2017