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Moving the Lord

In John 11 we have the story of Lazarus. It has brought me encouragement on many occasions and as I read it this morning I am particularly struck at how Jesus was moved. The situation that He saw his friends in moved Him to action, I find

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The seed

From the moment I saw you, I knew you were dangerous, but I had to keep looking, I had to keep thinking about you. I wanted to touch you, and be with you, yet each time I knew I was dying, atrophy set in. You would have

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Stewarding God’s Grace

“if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you;” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭NASB‬‬ In the British culture, Paul’s words could be viewed as verging on arrogant, but from what we know of his story that is far from the

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Goodness

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing – Edmund Burke Do not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good – Romans 12:21 There is a rising of a tide of evil, it is lapping at the

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EU Referendum

I was startled at the vote to leave the EU, and if I’m honest, a twinge of fear drifted across my screen when I heard the news. I quickly looked at Facebook account where there were many angry posts, all from my peers. They ranged from out

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The will of God

“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ As I was reading this morning the passage quoted above began to draw me in. I remember

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A dwelling place for the Spirit

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ NIV) It feels like a mystery, that God should dwell in us. That we should contain something of Him in our hearts. More so that

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Hope

To feel hopeless is hopeless, it is a spiral that feels like thee can be no return. In moments like this it is only the word of the Lord that can speak in and release freedom, and deliverance and ultimately hope. It is good to be wise

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The cost

It is in 1 Chronicles 21 that we can read about David and how he purchased the threshing floor from Araunah. Araunah wanted to give the land to David but David insisted on paying. Somehow he knew that his payment was also an honour to the Lord,

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Treasure

There was a man who found some treasure in a field. He was so full of joy that he sold all that he had and bought the field. We are that field! Such is the joy of the Lord towards each of us. Maybe we don’t recognise

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