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Sam Reeve

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Caring for others in a Pandemic

It’s a cliché that we’re in uncharted waters, but it’s true. But we know Who’s steering the ship, and there are no safer and more loving hands. It’s a great comfort to know that God is our refuge and strength (Psalm 46:1). How can we care well for others at…
Sam Reeve
March 20, 2020
From The Heart

Welcome!

Welcome to our spiritual home! It’s the one we have here on earth, so it’s a bit temporary – we’re headed to our permanent home in the perfect new creation with Jesus. There are a few imperfections in this one – we’re still working on it (and God is still…
Sam Reeve
March 5, 2020
From The Heart

Radical Relationships

Jesus is Lord is one of the most significant statements that can be made. It was the first “creed” of Christians (as in a foundational, game-changer statement). Being saved by Jesus and living under his rule and direction changes everything. Especially our relationships. With God, with others, with God’s world.…
Sam Reeve
February 13, 2020
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Who am I?

The question of identity is a big one these days. Different people want to define themselves in different ways, sometimes without any regard for any kind of reality. The UK government is spending half a million pounds investigating the idea of “pregnant men”. We all know that there is a…
Sam Reeve
January 31, 2020
From The Heart

The Conflict Cancer

Anybody who has ever been in a serious conflict knows only too well how all-consuming it is. It saps our time, thoughts, energy and diminishes our resilience and ability to reach out to others. It’s like a cancer of the soul. What is true at the personal level is true…
Sam Reeve
November 28, 2019
From The Heart

The depression epidemic

According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability globally. 300 million people suffer from it. It’s something that is common, so something we need to understand – for our own sake and for the sake of others so that we can be good Christ-like carers…
Sam Reeve
November 14, 2019
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Beastly world, bright future

Daniel’s frightening dream of what’s up ahead left him reeling, and with lots of unanswered questions (Daniel 7). It was full of scary unknowns. Life is often like that. But the centrepiece of what God is doing is his sovereign rule, even over the ruthless rulers who will savage God’s…
Sam Reeve
November 1, 2019
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Open House, Open Heart, Open Heaven

Welcome to CrossCulture Open House! We’re so glad you could come today and hope that your time with us is inspiring and encouraging. We hope we can give you some idea of what goes on here and why we’ve been here for the last 154 years. We’d love you to…
Sam Reeve
October 24, 2019
From The Heart

Your days are numbered

One of the most obvious and certain facts is that our life is limited. We’re constantly reminded of this through the death of loved ones, accidents, health scares, the daily news, etc, etc. It’s everywhere, yet we often live our lives as if our time is limitless: time to really…
Sam Reeve
October 11, 2019
From The Heart

The bad news of the gospel

We often translate the word gospel as ‘good news’. But in the time of Jesus, it simply meant ‘news’. There’s a good reason for this. If you believe it and obey it, it’s incredibly good news. The exchange of our guilt and sin for Jesus’ perfect goodness and righteousness is…
Sam Reeve
September 22, 2019