Monthly Archives: September 2004

Christ the Redeemer

Q: Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect? A: The only Redeemer of God’s elect, is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in … Continue reading

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It’s not over until the fat lady sings.

What a day! First I forgot to set my alarm clock after the weekend, subsequently having a rather leisurely awakening, followed by a frantic rush to get in a state fit for work. By now in September I would usually … Continue reading

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a.m.: Luke 8:1-15 p.m.: Isaiah 5:1-7 (afternoon) Ephesians 4:26-27,29-31 (evening)

While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it … Continue reading

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Lovely jubbly

Looking back, this has been quite a long day! I was up fairly early this morning, for a Saturday anyway, to go to the church to carry out some maintenance. Spent a good while inspecting the guttering, pushing the seals … Continue reading

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Ruth 1:6-22

Scene One After the scene is set in the first five verses, we come across Naomi who is about to set back to Bethlehem as she has heard the famine is over. Her two daughters-in-law initially say they will follow … Continue reading

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Anyone remember Netscape?

Once upon a time, a rather clever chap by the name of Tim Berners Lee came up with the concept of the World Wide Web. At the time the world was still only just acquainted with email and computer networks, … Continue reading

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It’s a funny old game!

Last week I had trouble running around and had to concentrate on staying alive. This week I ran around for pretty much the whole hour and scored quite a few goals. I’m not sure why this should be, as this … Continue reading

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a.m.: Matthew 6:9 Exodus 3 p.m.: Ephesians 4:26-27,31

The Lord’s prayer was the next topic in the sermon on the mount in Matthews’ Gospel, starting with: This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…’” If we are to pray this truthfully, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday James (and a few others!)

Today was rather an interesting day. Went to James and Jasmine’s place with some of the usual suspects from Hounslow West Evangelical church, finding more of the usual suspects from Hayes Town Chapel at our destination. James had decreed a … Continue reading

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The pain and shame of the cross…

Spent this evening trying to explain what Jesus Christ went through on the cross to the young people at the church youth club this evening. At one level they understood the horror of being physically nailed to a wooden cross, … Continue reading

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Ruth 1:1-5

“In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The … Continue reading

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Air? There is no air…

Interesting evening on the football pitch! For some reason, after running around for about ten minutes, I was struggling for breath! This of course meant I was pretty much useless as a team member and yet somehow I scored a … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 15:18-25 p.m.: Ephesians 4:25-32

As Christians, we should not be surprised the world opposes us. The whole basis of Christianity is completely different from the world and its religions. The world says humanity is good enough that our good works will make us acceptable … Continue reading

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Happy birthday mum!

I’m writing this from the bedroom I grew up in. Much of Bristol hasn’t changed, while quite a bit has changed. My parents still live in the same house my siblings and I grew up in, whereas Dave is now … Continue reading

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Ruth

…or should that be Naomi? The bible study this evening was a brief overview of the book of Ruth, as Ron is planning on going through it in depth in the next few bible studies. The book of Ruth tells … Continue reading

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