Monthly Archives: January 2005

a.m.: Romans 6:3-4 p.m.: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

This morning was my sister’s baptism. For people who grew up in a church to know when they are actually part of ‘The Church’ can be difficult. For many, God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – has always been … Continue reading

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The week we played Buck Rogers

Well, back where I grew up again. The main reason for returning is my sister’s baptism, but I also got a chance to catch up with some old friends who I’d known for years (all in excess of fifteen years!) … Continue reading

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Exalted to the highest place

Q: Wherein consisteth Christ’s exaltation? A: Christ’s exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge … Continue reading

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Why is church history important?

There are a lot of things in the Christian religion which don’t appear to make sense on first sight. The fundamentals can be found in the bible e.g. salvation by the grace of God alone through faith, but a … Continue reading

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Too much running

Had a good run around yesterday evening. A few good shots at the goal, unfortunately a good goalkeeper, so only one goal. Not entirely convinced all this running around is beneficial though as I spent all of today walking with … Continue reading

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a.m.: Matthew 6:19-34 p.m.: Nehemiah 1

In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is reasoning with his followers. He puts forward that, if we trust him with our lives, we should seek to build up for ourselves that which cannot be taken away … Continue reading

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The hostess with the mostest…or something

Another mad Saturday! Spent the afternoon playing snooker against David again. Quite a few close frames compared to last week. I think the majority closed with black ball games. Despite losing the cue tip last week, I had sourced a … Continue reading

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Über!

“All hail the monstrous nerd.” Well, nothing I didn’t know already. 🙂

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Psalm 100

All people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice, Him serve with fear, His praise forthtell; Come ye before Him and rejoice. The Lord, ye know, is God indeed; Without our aid He did us … Continue reading

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Misfiring

Yesterday evening was a usual evening with my work colleagues on the football pitch. Sometimes I’m amused they still let me play, given my atrocious footballing skills. Within the first couple of minutes of play, I’d managed to hit one … Continue reading

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a.m.: Proverbs 6:16-19 p.m.: Ephesians 2:8-10

In these few verses of Proverbs, Solomon reveals a few things about God, God’s word and God’s people. There is one true God, who is the God of truth. He hates all falsehood, lies and deceit. Jesus reveals himself as … Continue reading

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The younger generation

Spent most of today with the teens of the church. Not sure if this is my age beginning to show, but I’m shattered! Started off playing David at snooker. Fortunately I wasn’t completely shown up by this young upstart, eventually … Continue reading

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When I was a boy

Spent the evening with Vic and Barb, who generously provided me with dinner. After a hearty meal, including American pancakes and Maple Syrup for dessert, we chatted about lots of different subjects. I think I’m actually beginning to show my … Continue reading

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Yes, I know…

Will this birthday celebration never end? As is traditional at my workplace, my colleagues and I went to the local public house at lunchtime to celebrate my birthday. Admittedly it was a pleasant way to spend one’s lunch break, sipping … Continue reading

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a.m.: Ecclesiates 2:12-23 1 Corinthians 15:12-21 p.m.: Matthew 2:1-12

What is life? This was what the philosopher considered in Ecclesiastes. He lamented that everything he did, everything he worked for and earnt would be nothing to him when he died. Like building sandcastles on the beach – you may … Continue reading

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