If there are lessons to be learnt from Asa for us as individuals is that as Christians, we can become less gracious and in fact harsh as we become older. The more important lesson is that we start to rely on ourselves too much and less on God! Our natural inclination is to rely on […]

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1 Kings 8:31-53 An amazing Prayer

To me the whole thing is about forgiveness and grace. We sin, and yet, we can come to God at any time and find mercy. In the Old Testament the people suffered the consequences of their own sin but in the New Testament Jesus does – and in that we experience grace. Solomon’s prayer seems […]

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John 1:14-18

We continue our series through the first chapter of John. The passage helps us to ask the question whether we can know God? All along we are looking to also answer the question of who this man Jesus is? Verses 14-18 speak of Glory, Grace and a Gift. Jesus is the radiance of the Glory […]

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In this parable, we see the prodigal planner and the party pooper. As the younger son returns with his pre-prepared plan to be a hired servant and hopefully work his way back into his father’s favour, the father contradicts his plan as he welcomes him and reinstates him into the family.  It is such a […]

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