Genesis 3:1-19 A Ray of Light

In terms of our understanding Adam and Eve’s sin has also affected the world. Their sin caused a catastrophic change and the result is all sorts of so called “natural” disasters. The devastating bush fires, a volcanic explosion that seemed to come out of no-where (Mount White – NZ Dec. 2019). A tsunami or cyclone. […]

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Jeroboam created high places, religious centres of worship, idol practices, and also made sure that the days of worship in Israel would coincide or replace the religious festivals in Judah, ordained by God. Again, the aim was to get the people to worship in Israel, and he thought that it was important, that he as […]

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Matthew 1:18-25 Fulfilled!

Moving towards Christmas we look at one of the prophecies regarding Jesus birth.  Found in the first chapter of Matthew it is originally found in Isaiah 7 and concerns the coming of Immanuel, born of a virgin.  A familiar passage, as is the whole Christmas story.  Yet, has the good news of Jesus coming become […]

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1 Kings 12:1-24 Poor Leadership!

As a “Reformed” Christian I know that there is such a thing as Human responsibility and God’s Sovereignty. I can’t always work it out, but I simply accept that it is true. Rehoboam made his choices and they were poor choices, demonstrating immature and selfish leadership. Yet, as the passage reminds us, God is behind […]

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Romans 1:1-17 Longing for Rome

In the 2nd week of our series in the book of Romans, we see Paul longing to go to Rome.  We discover why he has this longing, because of his mission in life given to us in verse 5, to bring about the obedience of faith among all the gentiles for the sake of God’s […]

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