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429. THE FREEDOM THAT COMES FROM FORGIVENESS. Core Teaching Stage 1. Topic 2

It is well-known that stress arising out of relationships in the past or the present can lead to guilt and “dis-ease” which can lead to disease and to illness. It is necessary to deal with the source of problems and … Continue reading

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427. Becoming The People God Wants Us To Be. Core Teaching Stage 1 Topic 1.

The desire of every human should be to become the person God meant them to be. What does it mean to be truly human? Should we look at the best example of a human that we have ever seen and … Continue reading

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426. Some Holbeck Blog News September 2022

Over recent months I have been writing blog articles based on the New Testament readings for year C in the Lectionary Readings which are used in churches throughout the world. I have now finished those readings for Year C which … Continue reading

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425. Colossians 1:11-20. Christ The Perfect One Loves Imperfect People. Reading for Sunday 20November 2022

Many of the Christians at Colossae had been influenced by false teaching. Paul’s letter to the church there contained some of the most powerful truths about the person of Jesus to be found in the Bible. The late scholar Professor … Continue reading

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424 “The Necessity For Disciplined Living.” On 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 For Sunday 13 November 2022

In any group of people, there are those who do so much more than the others. On the other hand, there are also those in the group who do much less and become a burden to the remainder.  When Paul came … Continue reading

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423. On “Preparing For The Second Coming Of Jesus.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 for Sunday 06 November 2022

Throughout history there have been many aberrations of truth and some of it has been found in churches. False teaching had influenced the church in Thessalonica and St Paul wrote to correct this false teaching. It seems that some people … Continue reading

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422 on “Praising God For His Ministry In People.” 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12. A Reading for Sunday 30 October 2022.

In this passage, Paul goes on to share with his readers how he saw them as a church community which he was able to commend to other churches for their faith and love. His praise for them included praise for … Continue reading

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421. On 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & 16-18. How St Paul faced Imminent death. A Reading for Sunday 23 October 2022

Paul, as he writes this epistle, is in prison and he knows that he could be executed at any moment. We can only imagine what thoughts were going through his head as he awaited his imminent death. However, we do … Continue reading

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420. On 2 Timothy 3:14 To 4:5. Preaching The God-breathed Scriptures. For Sunday 16 October 2022

Throughout history, culture has played an important part in the thinking and behavioural patterns throughout the world. Some cultures have not been helpful for the people in them to accept new ideas or to grow to maturity. For many their … Continue reading

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419. On 2 Timothy 2:7-15. Focus On Jesus In Your Message And Stand Firm. Reading For Sunday 09 October 2022

In this passage, Paul instructs his younger protégé Timothy on how to live as a minister of the gospel and also how to instruct other preachers so that they might have effective ministries. His focus is on the person of … Continue reading

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