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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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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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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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404. Colossians chapter 1. New Testament Reading for Sunday 10 July 2022

When Paul wrote to the church in Colossae, he called them “saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae.”  He recognised their obvious faith and love and wanted them to know the assurance that the Christian hope meant for … Continue reading

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403. Christian Love In Action. [Galatians 6:1-10. Epistle Reading For 03 July 2022]

When we become Christians, we become part of the worldwide body of believers in Jesus. Each believer is personally related to Jesus but is also related to every other believer in Him. It means we have the privilege and responsibility … Continue reading

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399. A Loving Warning and a Gracious Invitation

Luke 13:1-9. The Gospel Reading for Sunday 20 March 2022 [This blog has been audio recorded as a podcast on the free platform Spotify and can be found there under “holbeck” No.399] Throughout history humans have been curious creatures. They … Continue reading

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398. BE ANXIOUS! FOR NOTHING! GOD SAYS! Philippians 4:6-7

“Be anxious for nothing,” is the translation in the King James Version of the Bible of Philippians 4:6. KJV. At first sight that might mean for some people that we should be anxious. But the verse goes on to say, “Be anxious for … Continue reading

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