Repentance & Remissions

Repentance must go with remission, and you will see that it is so if you think a little upon the matter.  It cannot be that pardon of sin should be given to an impenitent sinner; this were to confirm him in his evil ways, and to teach him to think...

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Niagara Falls

The Lord knows right well that you cannot change your own heart, and cannot cleanse your own nature; but He also knows that He can do both.  He can cause the Ethiopian to change his skin, and the leopard his spots.  Hear this, and be astonished: He can create you...

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La Jument Lighthouse

LA JUMENT LIGHTHOUSE One of my favourite photos is that of the lighthouse, La Jument.  Google it!  The photo captures the moment a 30m wave crashes around the lighthouse just as the keeper opens the door. Lighthouses amaze me!  They withstand not only the violence of storms but also the...

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Black Swan Event

I love fables, those make believe stories of talking animals and pretend places that give you something to think about.  Some people think that Christianity is a fable. Is this true?  The apostles did not think so. “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to...

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The Increase of Faith

We believe many things because we have heard them so often. Do you not find it so in common life, that if you hear a thing fifty times a day, at last you come to believe it? Some men have come to believe very unlikely statements by this process, and...

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Missionary

John wrote a letter to a Christian man named Gaius who had been helping missionaries as they travelled to spread the gospel more broadly. His words put our role in supporting missionaries around the world in perspective: It is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these...

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Growing

GROWING As time passes I grow. I am growing fat, growing old, growing slow, growing forgetful, growing forgetful – did I say that?  While part of me is growing one way, there is another part of me growing another way. The Bible says it best. 23 For you… having been...

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Houses

One of my favourite parables of Jesus is that of “The wise and foolish builders” who built their houses very differently. (Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:46-49)  I had always thought that this parable was about us as individuals – how wrong I have been!  I misunderstood the parable because I did...

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End of the World

Jesus’ followers once asked him what were the signs of his return and the end of the world.  Jesus gave them an extensive answer of things to look out for; wars, famine, earthquake, and persecution (Matt 24:4-26).   Yet the most terrifying of all signs is placed near the end, the...

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Drinking & Singing

Why do people choose to get drunk? People get drunk for various reasons: to take pain away; to feel they belong; boredom; to have the courage; or simply to feel good.  The Bible has a great alternative. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be...

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