Monthly archive for November 2012

Judging

Do you ever have scenarios running through your head where you are battling to win an argument or to come out tops in a situation? Do you find yourself preoccupied with thinking like this? A lot of people do, and they just put it down to a need to renew your mind. Well to a degree it is. But it is most likely linked to a judgement that needs to be removed. Judgement and forgiveness go hand in hand, we understand forgiveness, even though it can be hard. And to a degree we understand judgement, in that when we forgive

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Resting on a rock

Resting on a rock
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Sun rise

Sun rise
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Father and son

Father and son
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The public and the private

Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:15, 16 NIV84) The ministry of Jesus, grew very quickly. It was without any form of campaign, no marketing, no email groups, no Facebook, no Twitter. People just got healed and told other people. I think our issue is we just don’t se people get healed in the same way that Jesus did. Even though he showed life as a man full of the Holy

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Contrast

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What’s your measure?

Consider carefully what you hear, with the measure you use it will be measured to you. These are the words that Jesus highlights in red, He is emphasising something that we need to consider. The Jewish people put more weight on listening to others, the Rabbinic training had a large element of just being with a m ore senior Rabbi and listening to what he had to say. The people were used to listening, which sets them at an advantage and us at a disadvantage, because the western culture does not practice listening very well. We practice communicating our points

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