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When family fails

In Genesis 37:12-36 we have the story of Joseph’s brothers selling him into slavery to traders who take him to Egypt. From having dreams that indicated authority over his brothers, and being Jacob’s favourite son with the coat of many colours, to being lost to his father and a slave…
Lou Di Lorenzo
January 18, 2015
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When things looked their worst

Joseph is one of the greatest role models in the Bible. We see a man of integrity and spiritual sensitivity; a man who was a slave and rose in power to become the ruler of Egypt. Rachel was the love of Jacob’s life, and when she finally gave birth to…
Alan Baker
January 11, 2015
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God meant it for good

Adam and Eve sinned and banished from ‘paradise.’ Death began to reign over the earth. Their son killed their other son because his fruit and vegetable offering did not go well. The good creation beginning quickly deteriorated into chaos and mayhem. Cain’s descendants were not good role models either. Human…
Sandy Citro
January 4, 2015
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Remembering God’s faithfulness

As we finish unwrapping Christmas presents, we suddenly find that it’s time to begin wrapping up the year. And what a year it’s been. On a global scale, this is a year that has been full of triumph and disaster, hopefulness and despair. A quick search online will bring to…
Abrahm Gunn
December 28, 2014
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The greatest gift ever

Someone has said that you make a living by what you earn, but you get a life by what you give. Or to put it more simply “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Jesus – Acts 20:35). Jesus ought to know – he gave the biggest gift…
Sam Reeve
December 21, 2014
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Learning to live the contented life

Christmas is a time of the year when the advertising world does its best to bombard us from every angle. Whether it’s the latest gadget that is a must-have, or the hassle-free feast that will be delivered to your door, or the luxury holiday that you so richly deserve, it’s…
Sam Reeve
December 14, 2014
From The Heart

Lay your requests before God

It is good to be back after the time away connecting with what God is doing through the work of Asha Kiran Society in India and the Seymour family in Hokkaido in Japan. It was very encouraging to see how God is moving amongst the people that AKS has been…
Sam Reeve
December 7, 2014
From The Heart

Leave our qualifications at the door

One of the ways in which Christianity differs from all other religions is in its view of human nature. All other religions teach that people are basically okay. We just need some rules, some guidance, some instruction to live by and everything will be alright. Following these rules and rites,…
Nathan Malpass
November 23, 2014
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Imitate Jesus

Imitation is fun. At least, it is for my 5 year old daughter as she plays Elsa from Disney’s Frozen... ‘Let it go, let it go...’, but already I digress. Imitation is also normal, for not only what I do but also how I do it has been shaped, in…
Nathan Malpass
November 9, 2014
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To live is Christ

I wonder how you think of Jesus. Good bloke? Miracle worker? Saviour? Lord? Master? Someone you love and respect? God? Friend? All of the above? For Paul, who wrote the letter to the Philippians that we are digging into at the moment, Jesus was everything. There was only one reason…
Sam Reeve
November 2, 2014