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Grace in a time of need

The journey to the cross began the day Jesus was born, He was born to die. Maybe a bit of a dramatic start, but as we approach Easter my eyes are increasingly turned towards it’s events. I wonder how much the Lord knew of His journey in

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The antithesis of insecurity

“Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;” ‭‭John‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭NIV Jesus always amazes me. He says the most profound things, be is not afraid to upset the apple cart, turn

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Hold on

There are lots of things that we seek after in life. Maybe it’s a new house, new car, a husband or wife. Maybe your expectation is that I am about to condemn them – no, I have no desire to. These things in themselves are not wrong.

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revelation of the cross

As we approach Easter I am turning my thoughts again towards Jesus on the cross. As I start to think of the cross my concern is that I don’t consider the cross as much as I should or could and that I only focus on the cross

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Strength

Sometimes we don’t recognise our weakness. The first place to come to is to realise that we are weak. The second is to realise that we need help. The world tells us we can do all things in our own strength, that anything is possible, that we

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Be still and know

We live in a world that is driven by targets, demands, quotas and expectations. Virtually every environment I have worked in is infected by these factors, including church. None of them are bad, but our insecure hearts and need for acceptance fuel them to become behemoths that

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Knowing

As you read the gospels I am always suprised how many times Jesus knew what people were thinking or knew what was in people’s hearts. I have chatted with many people about this and there has tended to be the answer, well that was Jesus. That answer

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Words

The wind as it whispers picks up the seed from the offering hands of the reproductively desiring flower. It is so gentle in its carrying of the seed, lifting it up and carrying it sometimes for miles, until it seems that the wind finds a place for

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a vision of the cross

A number of years ago the Lord gave me a vision of the cross. Below is what he showed me. The Cross I came near the cross with some friends, I was talking with them confidently. I had on what looked like armour with feathers sticking out.

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Seasons

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven, says the writer of Ecclessiates. There was a time when Jericho stood tall and proud, there was a time when it was brought low. There was a time when Saul walked in honour

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