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The excitement of re-reading the Bible

  • Ruth Baker
  • 17 February 2020

Reading the Bible is difficult, so while from one perspective we can happily say “I learn new things every time!”, seen another way we may sadly think, “Why did I miss that last time?”

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Are you serving junk food at your Sunday gatherings?

  • Angus Martin
  • 3 February 2020

It’s easy to be someone who merely gets up and says what is happening next, who picks regular popular songs instead of spending the time reflecting on what songs would fit best.

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The end of the world is not the end of the story

  • Ken Gilmour
  • 13 January 2020

Who could possibly be in a better position than a Christian to live modestly, humbly, generously; who could be in a better position to consume less, to put self aside and care for others?

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The why and how of memorizing Scripture

  • Cassie Watson
  • 9 December 2019

Knowing individual Bible verses is certainly valuable, but I’ve benefitted even more from memorizing larger chunks of Scripture.

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Prayers from Colossians for gospel workers

  • Anonymous
  • 18 November 2019

It sometimes can be hard to know what to pray for workers, especially if there haven’t been any recent prayer points. However, the Bible is full of gold when it comes to praying on behalf of God’s people.

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How to encourage your group leader

  • Richard Sweatman
  • 28 October 2019

Sometimes we expect our small group leaders to faithfully go about their ministry no matter what—always there, always ready to serve... essentially emotionless reliable small-group-leading AIs.

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Wrestling with forgiveness

  • Benjamin Swift
  • 21 October 2019

The seemingly natural responses to pain brought about by other people can be the most difficult things to wrestle with when it comes to living a Christian life.

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Gethsemane and the prosperity gospel

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 14 October 2019

When you hear the term ‘prosperity gospel’, do you think of the stereotype perpetuated by the movement’s prominent leaders: someone who either was wealthy or wanted to be wealthy?

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Just give me a sign

  • Angus Martin
  • 7 October 2019

Have you ever felt like you wanted a sign from God to know what to do? I know I have from time to time! But asking for signs can be dangerous.

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Surprisingly useful advice on friendship

  • Laura Denny
  • 30 September 2019

I’m reluctant to admit just how long it took before I was able to acknowledge that these “too basic to be helpful” lessons were making a noticeable difference in how I thought, acted and communicated in my friendships.

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