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CHARACTER ASSASSINATION: How To Respond When Someone Tries To Ruin Your Reputation

5 Then, the fifth time, Sanballat sent his assistant to me with the same message, and in his hand was an unsealed letter 6 in which was written: ‘It is reported among the nations – and Geshem says it is … Continue reading

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THE THEOLOGY OF KNEES

Continuing a series of posts based on some of my reading and thoughts on Nehemiah that didn’t make it into sermons. I once went on a retreat to a monastery in Scotland for a few days. While I was there, … Continue reading

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DON’T JUST SIT THERE

I am currently researching and writing sermons on Nehemiah but there is so much challenging and inspiring material I am having to leave out a great deal of what I am learning and thinking about, so I thought over a … Continue reading

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DARE WE BELIEVE?

That’s our theme for 2023. Its from the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. When God’s people had gone through a tough time and were at a low ebb God. God through Ezra and Nehemiah began to renew, restore and rebuild … Continue reading

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What God Does When We Make A Mess Of Our Lives

Growing up every Saturday evening as a family we watched the “Generation Game.” It was a game show that pitied different families against one another. A recurring challenge was to get the contestants to throw a pot on a potter’s … Continue reading

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DON’T LOSE JESUS THIS WEEK

At the end of this week, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. Matthew and Luke tell us in great detail about Jesus’ birth but interestingly they tell us virtually nothing about what happened next, what happened to Jesus as … Continue reading

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A SIGNIFICANTLY INSIGNIFICANT CHRISTMAS

I helped police a few Royal visits, I remember I once got the honour of doing the VIP car park, which meant making sure the cars were kept safe and watching royal servants dashing around. It’s not a good memory. … Continue reading

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HOW CHRISTMAS CARDS HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Christmas Cards are going to start dropping through our letter box soon. I know Christians often complain about the cards with Santa, Elves, etc, that these cards are distorting the real message of Christmas. I often wonder if the cards … Continue reading

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HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING … THEOLOGY MUST ALWAYS LEAD TO DOXOLOGY

Who do you think is the most prolific poet in the English language? At theological college in Manchester our lecturer Dr McGonigle claimed that if you counted lyrists as poets then Charles Wesley was the most prolific English poet as … Continue reading

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HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE

HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL I have been thinking a lot about success recently. I have been pondering questions like, What is success? How do I become successful? How would other people know if I was successful? Reading the New … Continue reading

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