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Sam Reeve

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We serve a risen Saviour

It must have been remarkable to have been there to see the risen Jesus. More than 500 people had that privilege, according to Paul (1 Corinthians 15). It’s hard to imagine what it must have been like. No wonder that they seem bewildered and didn’t quite know how to respond…
Sam Reeve
October 12, 2014
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Walking towards the cross

When you read the account of Jesus’ betrayal and arrest, the one thing that strikes you is his clear-sightedness and determination. Attempts to shield him from the coming sacrifice are swept aside. He tells those who come to arrest him to let the disciples leave (John 18:8); he tells Peter,…
Sam Reeve
September 21, 2014
From The Heart

It’s to your advantage that I go away

This statement (John 16:7) is amongst the parting words of Jesus, as He prepares his disciples for the separation that must soon come. It must have been hard for them to hear that. What possible advantage could there be in Jesus leaving them after three years of sharing his life,…
Sam Reeve
September 7, 2014
From The Heart

Without me…

Jesus makes a remarkable statement to his followers just before he goes to die on the cross. Apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5). If this was to come from the lips of anyone else, we would take it as extremely egotistical and self-promoting. On what basis is…
Sam Reeve
August 31, 2014
From The Heart

Upside down leadership

There are so many things in the Bible and in the life of Jesus in particular that challenge us and seem to turn our way of thinking about the way the world works on its head. John 13 is one such incident. The whole idea of people knowing where they…
Sam Reeve
August 17, 2014
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Safe in the arms of the Good Shepherd

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able…
Sam Reeve
July 27, 2014
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Buying without money

There’s a great invitation in Isaiah 55. Come everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk, without money and without price. (v1) It has all the hallmarks of a great free banquet (always an attractive prospect!). Similar…
Sam Reeve
July 20, 2014
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The sorrow of getting it wrong

It’s been interesting watching a bit of the World Cup (soccer, that is, in case you’re not a fan, or have been hiding under a rock for the last few weeks!). I like checking out the expressions on the player’s faces (except when it’s obviously one that they have been…
Sam Reeve
July 13, 2014
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What is our focus?

For almost 149 years CrossCulture has been a Christ-centred Church. Recently we have been working on sharpening that focus and at our AGM adopted as our vision: Know Christ, Grow in Christ, Proclaim Christ. What we want to pursue ourselves, and what we want to happen to people the Lord…
Sam Reeve
July 6, 2014