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Hidden Hidden neath practiced smile A river of sorrow flows Betrayed by hints of tears That linger in eyes that shimmer In reflections of promises made and broken Echoes of words spoken Spilled out never to return Hidden Locked behind laughter forced... read more
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Come Hither Neath the Blessed Cross Come hither neath the blessed cross, Sweet drops of blood from pierced side, and hands and feet, To fall on cursed sod, and shroud our sin from sight! Come hither neath the blessed cross, as angels grieve the... read more
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Tonight Terri and I visited with a woman who had just lost her son in a tragic accident. We went to minister to a grieving woman and ended up being ministered by the grace of God. The experience was so raw and powerful that the only way that I can... read more
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Christopher Quek @arisensleeper (Canada)
So much talk about faith! If you have enough faith you will be healed, if you have enough faith nothing will be denied you, if you have enough faith you can do all things ... If you have enough faith, if you believe enough, if you trust enough but so... read more
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I wrote this only a few moments ago after a counselling session with a young lady of 26 who had begun coming to my church. I share this so that we may know that there is much that we who minister must learn to bear and that there is much for us to do... read more
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Oh that I may truly say as Paul did in Philippians 121, quot;For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.quot; I know why it is that dying is gain. That is the easy part because it has already been done for me. My salvation has been assured and... read more
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WOW! My friend just sent me the transcript of a testimony of a man who is dying of stage 4 bone cancer. This man wanted the letter read to all his brothers and sisters in Christ at the church he attended. I am not ashamed to say that I cried as I read... read more
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Nearly 8 years ago, I attended an Easter rally with a bunch of guys from the drug recovery centre where I volunteer and minister. One of the guys was a young man struggling to get clean. He was a quiet, sometimes sullen, even belligerent, individual... read more
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3 Chapters, 111 verses, and 2,405 words. This is Christ039;s Sermon on the Mount as recorded in chapters 5, 6, and 7 of the Gospel of Matthew in the New International Version of the Bible. In it you will find 9 blessings (8 in the Beatitudes, and... read more
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In a recent blog by our sister kreynolds, , she says Faith versus works and works versus faith seems to be an endless, ongoing debate amongst Christians and yet I can039;t help but wonder why. Doesn039;t James make it quite clear that faith and... read more
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Determining the will of God in our lives is sometimes like wandering in the desert where there are no marked roads and no signs. Even footprints are blown away with each gust of wind. Like the desert where there is neither water or food, it is a... read more
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I had plans to go back to the University to attend Chapel after dropping off the food for tomorrow evening039;s spaghetti dinner at local mission for the homeless but God had very different plans. On the way back, I was stopped at the traffic light... read more
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While volunteering at a Christian homeless shelter in my city tonight, a homeless man shared a poem that he wrote. It sums up much of what I believe and have shared in my clumsy way. He did it much more eloquently and poignantly. It touched me deeply,... read more
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This is the day after Easter. Our Risen Lord appears to His disciples and followers over a 40day period before His Ascension. While the Gospels of Matthew and Mark end shortly after the Resurrection, the Gospels of Luke and John provide us with many... read more
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Christ is risen! He is risen Indeed! I am reminded today of the power of the Resurrection. Much has been said already of the significance of the Resurrection with regards to our salvation but little has been said about the life transforming power that... read more
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As I ponder the message of Good Friday, I am reminded that the Cross is incomplete without the Empty Tomb. Tomorrow is the day after the crucifixion, I call it quot;The Terrible Day Of Silencequot;. While His disciples and followers hid and cowered,... read more
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I subscribe to VOM, Voice of the Martyrs, and I often read about the acts of the unyielding faith and courage of so many Christians around the world. Acts that puts me to shame and cause me to question if I would have the same faith and courage if it... read more
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Following His revelation of the End Days Jesus tells three parables one after another. (Matthew 25146) The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (113), The Parable of The Talents (1430) and The Sheep and The Goats (3146). In the Parable of the... read more
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The Gospel of Matthew records that following the clearing of the Temple, Jesus continues teaching in the Temple till the end of the day. At this time the chief priests and elders of the Temple came and questioned His authority (Matthew 212327) read more
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This is the first day after Jesus039; Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Jesus having spent the night in nearby Bethany, returns to Jerusalem in the morning (Mark 1112). The Gospel records that Jesus was hungry and he saw a fig tree on the way but the... read more
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Did you know that the palm leaf was also the symbol of the Zealots, the radical party who carried out a violent campaign of resistance against the Roman occupiers in Jesus039; time? Were the palm leaves waved and strewn down by the people in... read more
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The crowds shouted ldquo;Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!rdquo; (Matt 289, NIV) Hosanna what an enigmatic word. Today, we use the word in praise but few really know what it... read more
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As I prepare for my sermon for Palm Sunday, I have a habit of writing down everything that the Lord impresses on me during my devotions and prayer time. The following are some of these thoughts Devotional Thought 1 Sunday, 17th March, 2013... read more
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On the night of Jesus039; arrest and eventual humiliation, beating, and cruxification, He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, quot;Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.quot; (Luke 2242). This same... read more
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quot;When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.quot; Luke 951 (ESV). Chapter 9 of Luke constantly amazes me, reminding me of Jesus039; love for us and His resolute determination to fulfill His plan for our... read more
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