Monthly Archives: June 2015

Surviving or thriving

Originally posted on Just me being curious:
Further to Don’s “A Challenge” post, my comments were getting longer and longer – as noted by Melissa 🙂 So rather than comment-bomb Don’s wondrous post – here is what would have outflowed…

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Lesson 6: Walk in the Light

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let … Continue reading

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Lesson 5: Love

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and … Continue reading

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A Challenge

Recently I filled in preaching in a church where I have filled in several times over the last couple of years. This was the sermon text: What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.” … Continue reading

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Rabyd Opinion – Christians, Before You Boycott Over Homosexual Marriage – Read This

Originally posted on All Things Rabyd:
I would rather be writing my Sermon Redux this morning but the events of this weekend and Christian response to the homosexual marriage decision by SCOTUS have left me a little irritated as to which…

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Lesson 4: Dealing with Government

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who … Continue reading

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A Little Reflection

It’s Sunday again; what better day for a little reflection? Has God been filling your life with blessings?  Has he given you peace in a tough situation? Well, you see what I mean by reflection… We spend so much time … Continue reading

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Lesson 3: Concerning Revenge

Romans 12:17-21 In 12:1-16 Paul has discussed our response to grace with a series of short statements that stem from the theme of sincere love, but in 17 ff. he seems to focus on one particular subject: Revenge. While the … Continue reading

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Lesson 2: Put Love into Action

Romans 12:9-16 Paul continues in these verses with his discussion of our response to grace. Here, he sets the tone with verse 9: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Our response to God’s grace … Continue reading

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Lesson 1: Humble Service

Romans 12:3-8 Paul set out his proposition in verses 1-2, that we offer ourselves as living sacrifices and be transformed by the renewing of our minds as a response to grace; in verses 3-8 we have our first lesson on … Continue reading

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