Monthly Archives: April 2018

Do you love God?

John 14:15-31 “Do you love God?” To good Christian folk this question seems to have an obvious answer, of course we love God. Before we answer too quickly, perhaps we should consider another question; “Do we keep his commandments?” The … Continue reading

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The Lord is good

Psalm 34, 1 Peter 2:1-5 In his first epistle, Peter cites the psalmist and begs the church to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (1 Peter 2:2-3). Like a newborn baby develops a taste for its mother’s milk … Continue reading

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Shine your light

Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus said to his disciples, “A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket.”  God blesses the Church with the most precious treasure there is, the … Continue reading

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Teachers of faith

James 3:1-13 From the earliest of ages, even the most prolific pastors, theologians and Christian authors were first taught the faith by others. Parents, grandparents taught the faith in their homes. In churches, it is volunteer Sunday school teachers who … Continue reading

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Following Christ

Matthew 16:21-28 I am sure most people have played “Follow the Leader.” It is a simple game, but it can become quite complicated if the leader heads in a direction the rest of the players do not want to go. … Continue reading

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No one knows

Mark 13:1-37 Certainly, with all the conflict, violence and natural disasters, the end must be near. How could things get much worse? Just when we think the news could not get any worse, the headlines bring yet another round of … Continue reading

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The end is near

Luke 21:5-19, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alongside the road there is an old VW van with a sign propped up against it; “Repent, the end is near!” The car in front of you in traffic has a bumper sticker warning that … Continue reading

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