Nobody should criticise Mary for the generosity of her gift because the motivation was right! In fact, it makes our love seem rather poor in comparison. Motivation is such an important part of the Christian life. How do we respond to the Saviour’ love for us? At times we seem to be far too calculating […]

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John 13 “Jesus, Servant and Lord”

In this remarkable passage, we find Jesus, the creator of the world, the Son of God, hours away from his arrest and death, kneeling down and washing the feet of his disciples. It was the job of a servant, yet Jesus does this to show that his imminent death would by faith mean that all […]

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Luke 1:67-80 Worship and Praise

C.S. Lewis said, “The central miracle asserted by Christians is the incarnation. They say that God became man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” We look at the prophecy of Zechariah following the birth of John the Baptist to help us see that the incarnation of Jesus should […]

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1 Kings 2:1-4

David believed the key to being a man was to have courage to walk in obedience to the Lord, to keep his command and decrees. Some people like the expressing, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” But for David the line went this way, “manliness is next to godliness.”

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2 Corinthians 11:16-33 Foolish Boasting

The Corinthian Christians didn’t seem to mind a little arrogance, a little overconfidence, a little assertiveness, certainly it appears that they despised humility. A great man was to boast, to be proud enough to sing of his own achievements. Thus, the so called “Super Apostles” or “False Apostles” that came into Corinth happily exaggerated their […]

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The point Paul is making is that we have freedom to marry or to remain single. In certain circumstances, it would be better to remain single as opposed to getting married. As such we shouldn’t be so concerned about marrying off single people but far more concerned about serving the Lord whether married or single. […]

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Being circumcised or uncircumcised, slave or free, rich or poor, married or single, widowed or divorced doesn’t alter the fact that you can serve God in these circumstances. There were many people in Corinth who were convinced that if they could change their circumstances they could serve God better. Thus, some saw circumcision belonging to the […]

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Our freedom in Christ is what matters and we are free to marry or not, depending on our inclinations and desires. Today, we are looking at God’s Word and re-assessing these verses and at the end I hope you would be able to say that the gift of singleness or marriage is in fact nonsense […]

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