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Me. Send me.

Me. Send me.

At some stage, God’s plans will intersect with our own sense of being and purpose. We need to listen and hear and respond. To say: “send me”.

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Tail Wagging in heaven

Tail Wagging in heaven

There will be more tail wagging in heaven over one sinner that repents than over 99 righteous persons who need no repentance!

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Choose Life

Choose Life

But back from Renton to Moses and the original ‘Choose Life’ monologue from which this was all shamelessly, if maybe unwittingly, pinched.

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Proverbs

Proverbs

That’s what the Books of Proverbs is about. Every single moment is a lesson, if we choose to take the opportunity to learn.

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God is not interested in religion

God is not interested in religion

Compassion sees broken bodies & broken souls and then does something about it. Because God is not interested in religion but in human beings.

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Division

Division

Jesus was an agitator, not a pacifier. He started fires to bring justice for all. God’s love causes division because it makes people uncomfortable.

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Faith and Hope

Faith and Hope

May the faithfulness of Abraham and Sarah be an example to us so that we too may prove faithful and hopeful in whatever the future holds for us.

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Martha, Mary and the Youth Group

Martha, Mary and the Youth Group

That said, don’t you wish Jesus had replied: Martha, go and put your feet up. And to the disciples: Come on boys, we’re going to the kitchen

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Walk on by

Walk on by

It’s possible for us to identify with any of the characters in this story. The man in the ditch, the one who cares & the ones who walk on by.

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His church – human and blessed

His church – human and blessed

Jesus started his church with a bunch of men and women that we know about from the Gospels. For the…

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Elijah, Elisha and transition

Elijah, Elisha and transition

Do you ever wonder if your church or organisation or your place of work would cease to function, that the…

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No longer Jew or Greek

No longer Jew or Greek

I want you to help me with this. If I say: ‘No longer Jew or Greek,’ you say: ‘no longer slave or free, no longer male and female.’

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The Trinity

The Trinity

I bind unto myself this day the strong name of the Trinity. The Creator’s gifts of earth and sky, the flowing creeks and fertile land…

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Luke: a flair for the dramatic

Luke: a flair for the dramatic

If you’re wanting a quiet life, then the very last thing you want to do is to go looking for a prayer meeting. Luke puts on the style…

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A challenge

A challenge

No matter how rubbish, how disappointed, angry or frightened we feel, there’s hope. But there’s a challenge for us too. An expectation of us.

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