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Holes, Jesus and the act of Salvation

Holes, Jesus and the act of Salvation

Our church has someone present communion each Sunday. Generally the person doing it shares some insight from the Bible, something relevant to communion. This week past I presented communion and I thought I’d share what I said, since I wrote it as well… ——   I want to start by telling a story. It’s a story I’ve told before, but I think the Lord wants me to tell it again. So, A man was walking along one day and he…

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Forgiveness – What and Who is Getting Repaid

Forgiveness – What and Who is Getting Repaid

“It is mine to avenge; I will repay.” Deut 32:35a There are people in my life who owe me revenge. When I was young, I was on the receiving end of some pretty brutal bullying. It was systematic and unending. I cannot remember happiness in my school life because of it. I remember being terrified, as well as punched, kicked, spat on, cursed and shunned, blamed and rejected. I was called “a reject” from the age of nine or ten until…

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Gardening with God

Gardening with God

Last Sunday at church the young man presenting communion spoke about sin using weeding as a metaphor. it was a simple but very strong message. It also reminded me of something I wrote when I was that young man’s age, so I dug out one of my old prayer journals and read the story again. The similarity was uncanny – which encourages me to believe that the Lord had spoken to both of us. So here is my piece, written…

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A not so angry young man

A not so angry young man

Last Thursday, I heard a speaker preach a sermon using as one of his texts the famous incident of Jesus “cleansing” the temple. The story occurs in all four of the gospels in the Bible (Matthew 21:12–17, Mark 11:15–19, Luke 19:45–48 & John 2:13-16). Here’s the version found in Matthew’s gospel: 12 Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the…

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