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Blessed hope

Have you sat down to watch the news recently? I find it a somewhat overwhelming experience. There always seems to be news of some disaster from floods to forest fires, from glaciers melting to volcanoes erupting, often with hundreds of lives lost and thousands displaced. These people are also dealing with a pandemic. Can you …

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Prayer, why bother?

Last week I wrote about the importance of spending time in prayer. We know that communication is vital to sustaining a healthy relationship, therefore, the same principle applies to our relationship with God. However, a relationship with God is very different from all our other relationships. For instance, God is all-knowing, all-powerful and sovereign amongst …

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Is everyone welcome in your church?

I am certain for most of us, our first thought would be, “yes, of course, everyone is welcome in my church!”. Well, let’s imagine a prostitute walked into your church wearing her street clothes. She walks up to where you are sitting and sits next to you. She smells like she’s been partying all night …

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