Monthly Archives: October 2004

a.m.: Matthew 5:3,4 p.m.: 1 Timothy 3:16

At the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus makes it clear who he is speaking to. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:3 Before anything else is said, he explains … Continue reading

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Much as usual

Went bowling with the usual suspects this evening, after spending the day doing pretty much nothing. Started fairly well, with Karen and I on level pegging pretty much throughout the whole game, with the rest either way behind or way … Continue reading

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Here there and everywhere

Spent the evening at Slough Ice Arena with some of the usual suspects. I must admit ice skating is not one of my talents, although I only fell over once today, taking out Dave in the process. I can actually … Continue reading

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Prophet and Priest

Q: What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer? A: Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation. Q: How doth Christ execute … Continue reading

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Image is everything

I must admit to being slightly bemused by yet another article speculating on Jesus Christ’s ethnicity. It would seem that some people only look on the surface, especially in this image concious age – although this is not a new … Continue reading

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Oranges and lemons Say the bells of St Clements You owe me five farthings Say the bells of St Martins When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey When I grow rich Say the bells of Shoreditch … Continue reading

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Back to routine

Well, I appear to be restored to full health as I wandered onto the football pitch this evening. Well, I say full health, as full as it was before my cold. Of course this meant my usual attempt to run … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 16:25-33 p.m.: Ephesians 5:1-15

In this part of John 16, Jesus explains his Father to his disciples. From this dicourse we can learn something of the God the Father. The Father can be known. If this were not the case, Jesus would not bother … Continue reading

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Raindrops keep falling on my head.

What a cool day. ­čÖé Started off very early this morning for Alton Towers, with Ally, Dave and Mim, with the intention of getting there for 9:30am. Anyone who knows me will know this wasn’t quite achieved as intended, although … Continue reading

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Fair trade

I was tidying up my papers last night, taking a little longer than I thought. It’s amazing how much paper comes through the letterbox. Some of it is useless, some of it is actually useful. Amongst the useless stuff are … Continue reading

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Matchmaking

Scene three Act one, “The mother-in-law” Ruth 3:1-5 After discovering that Boaz is a kinsman-redeemer, Naomi see an opportunity for Ruth to find a new home – to find rest, and so she tells Ruth to do something rather unusual. … Continue reading

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Cherubim

Now there are some parts of the bible I have no problem understanding, stuff like: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith´┐Żand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God´┐Żnot by works, so that … Continue reading

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Kiss and tell

I don’t know why, but sometimes I use too much force. Sometimes I should probably just hold back, nestle up and just gently kiss. There is just too much of an urge to be impatient and go in all guns … Continue reading

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And relax…

As I am still slightly ill, after work I figured I’d go home and spend the evening doing nothing. It actually turned out to be fairly productive as I managed to catch a few good television programmes on Channel Four. … Continue reading

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a.m.: Matthew 6:11,25-34 p.m.: Ephesians 5:1-2

“Our Father in heaven… …Give us today our daily bread.” A right attitude to prayer reflects on a right understanding of God. When Jesus reveals the Lord’s Prayer, he reveals God for who he is. From a God who is … Continue reading

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