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Who is Behind the American Rioting?

Jun 2, 2020

Just who is behind all the rioting, looting and chaos in the US?

We must not think that all the American cities now in flames have just come about by accident, or that this is just some peaceful protest over

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Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner?

Jun 1, 2020

Thoughts on ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’:

There are plenty of maxims, sayings, and clichés that routinely flow from the lips of believers. Some are more or less faithful to biblical truth while some are much less so. The

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On the George Floyd Rioting

May 31, 2020

What should we make of the rioting in American cities?

Most folk are aware of the tragic death of George Floyd that happened nearly a week ago in Minnesota. The 46yo African-American man was arrested by police but died soon

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Restoring Wasted Years

May 30, 2020

Do you feel that so much of your life has been wasted? There is hope if you do:

I stayed up till 2 this morning watching the first two hours of the three-hour live stream memorial service for the great

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The Messianic Feast

May 29, 2020

Some thoughts on the Messianic banquet:

We all like to eat. And most of us enjoy dining in community. The Bible actually speaks quite often about food, about eating, about feasts, and about dining with others. Both Testaments speak to

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Praying Against Enemies

May 28, 2020

How should we understand biblical prayers against one’s enemies?

Some might think I got my title wrong, and that I meant to say ‘Pray For Your Enemies’. Yes, there certainly is a place for that, as Jesus stated (Matthew 5:44,

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Encouragement for the Journey

May 27, 2020

We all need some encouragement as we seek to serve Christ and the Kingdom:

Here are some biblical truths you can bank on: Anyone living a committed Christian life will face opposition. How can it not be? Satan and his

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Bible Study Helps: Ezra

May 26, 2020

Here is some help for your study of the book of Ezra:

Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book, broken up sometime during the early church. Along with Esther, these make up the final three historical books which appear just

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Bible Study Helps: Nehemiah

May 26, 2020

Here are some aids to assist you as you study Nehemiah:

Nehemiah continues the story we find recorded in the book of Ezra. Just as with Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book in the Hebrew

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Bible Study Helps: Esther

May 25, 2020

Here are some helps as you read through the Old Testament book of Esther:

Having just reread the Old Testament book of Esther, I am again struck by its many unique features. It is the only book, along with Daniel,

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25 MORE Key Quotes from Ravi Zacharias

May 24, 2020

Here are another 25 gems from the great Christian apologist:

The legacy of Ravi Zacharias will last well beyond all the years he spent on earth (74). For half a century he ministered gospel truths all around the world, speaking

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Vale David Pawson

May 22, 2020

The famous Bible teacher David Pawson has just passed away:

Hot on the heels of the sad passing of Ravi Zacharias, we have just had another giant of the faith pass away: the well-known and well-loved UK Bible teacher David

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Corona: All Lives Matter

May 22, 2020

Numerous experts are warning that the lockdowns are far worse than the virus:

Job losses, unemployment, malnourishment, starvation, depression, mental health problems, suicide – these are just some of the direct results of draconian lockdown and shutdown policies that governments

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25 Key Quotes from Ravi Zacharias

May 20, 2020

Here are 25 gems from the great Christian apologist:

Having just passed away at age 74 after nearly a half century of ministry, Ravi Zacharias has left us such a rich legacy, and a wealth of important Christian thinking and

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Vale Ravi Zacharias

May 19, 2020

The great Ravi Zacharias has just passed away. He was a true champion of God and for God:

The world has just lost one of the greatest Christian apologists and evangelists of recent times, and a wonderful, humble servant of

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On the Wrath of God

May 19, 2020

Is the wrath of God a divine attribute?

How should we understand the wrath of God? That the entire Bible teaches that God’s perfect holiness and hatred of sin entails wrath and judgment on unrepentant sinners is perfectly clear. This

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On Teaching

May 18, 2020

Some thoughts on Christian teachers and teaching:

God has appointed teachers for the body of Christ, and teaching is a spiritual gift and office (see for example Ephesians 4:11-12 and Romans 12:6-8). Of course we all know of misguided Christians

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On Dealing With Discouragement

May 17, 2020

Are you easily discouraged? Here is some help:

I suspect most people get discouraged at times. Indeed, if you are like me, you will often be discouraged, deflated, demoralised, and dispirited. Some folks are more prone to this than others,

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The Throne of God

May 16, 2020

We must not lose sight of the throne of God:

Throughout Scripture we read about God’s throne. It of course speaks to the rule and reign of God. It tells us about God’s sovereignty, his majesty, his dignity, his holiness,

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