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415. On 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Why Prayer Is Needed For The Whole World. A Reading for Sunday 18 September 2022

There are many Christian believers in today’s world who are crying out to fellow believers to pray earnestly for the nations of the world as well as for their own governments. It is true that many nations around the world … Continue reading

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414. 1 Corinthians 1:18-24. The World Must Commit To Christ As Lord. A reading on 14 September 2022

It is said that in our modern world that Christianity is losing its influence on individuals and on nations. Humans must not allow that to happen. A Christless community or nation is doomed to fail without His influence. That is … Continue reading

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413. Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners. 1 Timothy 1:12-17. A Reading on Sunday 11 Sept 2022

We don’t know if Paul led Timothy to Christ. However, we do know that Timothy had a good knowledge of the Old Testament due no doubt to his mother and grandmother. Paul accepted him as a young protége and became … Continue reading

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411. Hebrews 13:1-8 and 13:15-16. Sacrifices Pleasing to God. [A reading for Sunday 28 August 2022]

It is a surprise to come to Hebrews chapter 13 after reading through such deep theology in the previous 12 chapters. All of a sudden, we are confronted with a whole long list of ethical exhortations which initially seem to … Continue reading

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410. The Blessings Of Belonging To A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken. Hebrews 12:18-29. [A reading for Sunday 21 August 2022.]

In this passage we are reminded of two major events when believers in Yahweh came into the presence of God but in very different ways. The first was at Mt Sinai where God spoke in a dramatic fashion to the … Continue reading

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409. Hebrews 11:29-12:2. The Heroes of Faith REALLY Believed. A Reading for Sunday 14 August 2022

In this chapter 11 of Hebrews we see the necessity of faith to please God and to receive His blessings. The whole chapter is a catalogue of people who had faith and through whose faith God did great things. A]. … Continue reading

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408 HEBREWS 11:1-3 AND 11:8-16. WHAT IS FAITH? A Reading for Sunday 07 August 2022

WHAT IS FAITH? This is a question many of us have asked in the past when we were trying to ascertain whether a particular person [perhaps even ourselves] was acting in faith or in sheer presumption. This chapter helps to … Continue reading

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407. Colossians 3:1-11. Living The New Life In Christ. Reading for Sunday 31 July 2022

There is a tremendous truth that we need to know about and to act on as Christian believers. St Paul reminded his readers in Colossae of this truth when he wrote that the truth is that all believers have entered … Continue reading

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406. On Colossians 2:6-15. A Reading for 24 July 2022. 

I remember reading decades ago that the famous Chinese Christian writer Watchman Nee wrote something like this, “When I am reading the Bible and come to a “therefore”, I stop and try to see what the “therefore” is there for, and … Continue reading

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405. Jesus “Has The Whole World In His Hands.“ Colossians 1:15-23. A NT reading for Sunday 17 July 2022

\Please note that this article may be listened to on the free audio program Spotify under Jim Holbeck “He’s got the whole world in his hands.” That was the beginning of a song many of us sang decades ago without perhaps … Continue reading

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