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05 JULY 2021

 Whole meal and Holy lives – 1 Corinthians 5

“Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” (1 Corinthians 5:8 NIV11) During the first Passover when God’s people were in Egypt he asked them to get rid of the yeast in their...

04 JULY 2021

 1 Corinthians 4 – no boasting

“For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” (1 Corinthians 4:7 NIV11) Gifted athletes. Gifted artists. Gifted thinkers.. What do we mean when we recognise difference...

02 OCTOBER 2020

 Psalm 96

Psalm 96 opens with these words: “Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” (Psa. 96:1–3 NIV11) The idea...


 Grow in Thy love

Three quick thoughts from the prayer I read this morning in Valley of Vision (a book of Puritan Prayers). 1) “Order all my ways by thy Holy Word,” is a great prayer to bring to God. In other words, sort out my priorities by Your priorities. How could one know...


 Praying through a Pandemic

We need to meet the challenges of our world with prayers to the God who has the power, love, and care, to change things for His glory. When James wrote to his congregation about prayer he penned these words, "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James...


 Valley of Vision

Struck by this phrase in today’s prayer from the old Puritan prayer book - Valley of Vision. ”Teach me the happy art of attending to things temporal with a mind intent on things eternal.” The request is that God would help us reframe how we get involved with the everyday...

04 AUGUST 2020

 A People Set Apart

A reflection on today’s reading from Leviticus 20. A People Set Apart "You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.” (Lev. 20:26 NIV11) What do you do with a chapter like Leviticus...

03 AUGUST 2020

 God of Hope

Just a joyous scripture for today; “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”(Rom. 15:13 NIV11) Simple observations: a) Our Lord is called the “God of hope”.....

29 JULY 2020

 The God who leads without footprints

Reflection on today’s Scripture from our reading plan. The God who leads without footprints “Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen. You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.” (Psa. 77:19–20 NIV11) Psalm...

14 JULY 2020

 The Uncomfortable Costs of Fellowship

Here’s my reflection on today’s reading from Leviticus 3. The Uncomfortable Costs of Fellowship “If your offering is a fellowship offering, and you offer an animal from the herd, whether male or female, you are to present before the LORD an animal without defect. You are to lay your hand...

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