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Posted by Amy on March 27, 2015
On Sunday evening we heard from Colossians 3:5-14 about the practical aspects of Christian living. One verse particularly caught my attention:
“...bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.” Colossians 3:13
I love the realism in this verse. Paul doesn’t think church is a fairyland of blissful friendships. On the contrary, he’s ful Continue reading…
Posted by Tim on March 24, 2015
'Big God' is a brilliant little book seeking to expand our view of God and, in doing so, help us think rightly about suffering, evangelism, decision-making and prayer. It was the top recomendation on the Romans sovereignty weekend, and I'd love lots of us to get hold of it. To that end, I put a few questions to the author Orlando Saer:
Why did you decide to write this book?
I blame my wife! Among the various discipleship issues which Continue reading…
Posted by Peter on March 23, 2015
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You've been looking forward to it for months, you've taken a bus, a plane, a train and a taxi to get there but you have finally arrived at your holiday destination. There is a whole host of things you could do; laze around by the pool, sample some of the local cuisine, have a massage, take advantage of the all inclusive water sports package, the Continue reading…
Posted by Amy on March 19, 2015
We’re moving into the second half of Colossians on Sundays at 6pm. In this part of the letter Paul, the writer, gets practical about Christian living and godliness. The best way to think through some of the issues that are raised will be to prayerfully consider them before God, and then to talk and pray about them with Christian friends. However sometimes it’s also useful to read a book on a particular area.
Here is a reminder of the b Continue reading…
Posted by Ruthanne on March 17, 2015
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Fed up of being single? Another wedding leaving you blue? Struggling with sexual purity? Surely the godly plan is to pray. So should we be asking God for a husband or wife?
Well, yes and no. Let’s look at Philippians 4 for a little Bible wisdom.
#1 Praying for a spouse is ok, praying about our anxieties is essential
God says we shouldn’t be anxious about anything, and so we should bring our anxieties to Him in pr Continue reading…