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Renewal

How is the End of God’s story a renewal of the Beginning? These last two chapters of the Bible show us a picture of God and His people dwelling together, especially in 21:2 – the church (as the “bride”) made pure and holy (“beautifully dressed”) by Jesus’s atoning work on

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The End of Evil

In Revelation 20 we see a clear picture of the end of evil. The “lake of fire” is a picture of the fate of Satan and his followers (vv7-10), death and Hades (v14), and people judged according to their deeds (v15). We know, clearly, that at the Cross Jesus defeated

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Loving Like God

These two chapters of I John cover quite a few subjects, but we needn’t become lost in them. Chapter 4:7 – 11 provides a good summary of the rest.  We are there urged to love one another.  The key to understanding what that means is that love is demonstrated to

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Persevere in your practice!

This letter of James’ is a very practical short handbook for living out the Christian life. It is applicable to all Christians in all times and places. He talks of the upside-down nature of living in the Kingdom of God when he addresses the rich and the poor. He warns

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Living by Faith

Have you ever wondered how people in the Old Testament could trust God – but never clearly understand what Jesus has given to us? We are reminded of many of those “heroes of faith” in Hebrews 11, and verses 13-16 help explain how they were able to trust God. What

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Comfort in Death

This section of I Thessalonians provides two important pieces of information.  The first is to give comfort to those who have lost loved ones who believe in Jesus.  The second is an encouragement that we do know that the Day of the Lord presents no fears for those who believe. 

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How are you going with loving self-sacrificially?

Paul starts this section about holy living by reminding the reader about their status as God’s children. We don’t follow God as a slave or an employee, or even as just a devotee – we are His children, that He loves. Jesus continues to love us – the past-tense of

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The essential ingredient of any gift

These two chapters from the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth focus on this gathering of Christians who have been brought together with their many differences into one body. Paul reminds them that there is one God and one Spirit and so they are to live in unity themselves

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Life in Christ through the Spirit

Romans 3 and 8 are a rich picture of the gospel, and the forgiveness and life that we have in Christ, through the Spirit, in fellowship with the Father. Romans 3 and 8 are brimming and overflowing with God’s love for us; with the riches of God’s finished work in

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Words of Grace alongside Words of opposition

Verses 44 to 46 of Acts chapter 13 demonstrate a pattern of ministry that Paul and Barnabas experience as they move around this part of the first century world of the Mediterranean region. They arrive at a synagogue and they beautifully recap the Jewish history revealing the central character Jesus

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