Carols Connect – Luke 2:1-15; Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

In the Christmas Carol, ‘O Holy Night’ we sing the words, ‘A thrill of Hope, A weary world rejoices.’ How true as we reach the end of the year 2021 is it to say, our world is weary! The carol says however that there is hope. As we consider the Biblical account of Christmas, we […]

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Psalm 46 “Our Refuge and Strength”

God is presented immediately in this psalm as ‘our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.’ Amidst a world of difficulty and trial, of violence and war, there is peace and security to be found with God. This is true, yet the challenge remains for Christians to consider whether what is […]

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The important thing is to exercise the freedom we have in Christ in a loving and sensitive way. I don’t believe a person can say to you, “Well I have a weak conscience, so you have to give up doing something.” Rather, I think the onus is on the person who knows they are not doing anything […]

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1 Corinthians 6 Tempted to Accommodate

The lesson from these verses is to consider how we speak and reassess our whole concept of justice. Paul says, “Be careful how you express yourself.” If it is all about you, you will simply look like anyone else in the world – you have defeated yourself already. Secondly, Paul tells us that when we […]

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