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I listened on the radio yesterday to a comedian showing more grace than some Christians appeared to. The Christians didnt like what he said about something and wrote to him. They said they were praying that he would die and that his girlfriend would... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
Close study of these two passages can reveal what appears to be a contradiction. In Luke 9:4950 Jesus says, u201CHe who is not against us is for usu201D. In Luke 11:23 he says, u201CHe who is not with me is against me.u201D Let me illustrate the... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
I just thought I would just write a bit about an Evangelical habit. Just a while ago it was pointed out to me that Evangelicals just have this habit of overusing one word above all others. It just surprised me when I considered it carefully that it... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
I often get little decorated pieces of paper from my pupils (aged 10) declaring that I am the best teacher. The one I was given yesterday was special in more ways than one. For the little girl who produced it, whom I shall call K, this has been quite... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
Like everyone else I have thousands of photos, but I rarely look at them. I am frightened to death of living in past glories and consequently vegetating. Now I’m 60 my kids take great pleasure in pointing out that I have already told them the... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
This is an exploration of Jesus's revolutionary view on the Sabbath Day recorded in Mark 2:27. He showed how God's plan was for a day of human recreation in the fullest sense of the word's root RECREATION. On the seventh day God rested... read more
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This is a heartfelt plea for us to view the Church as Jesus sees it. I have never found anyone who believes that we will carry our denominational labels into the eternal Kingdom. Thankfully God sees us as children and not as multiple sects. Why... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
At school on Friday we were discussing embarrassment and how it is part of life. We shared some of our embarrassing experiences except that I refused to share my childhood ones because I knew the children would not only never forget them but repeat... read more
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I'm a little happier writing on this subject now that I have applied for my free bus pass, but I can reflect on the torments that sexual drive have brought over many years. These were in the main because I had a desire to be pure in mind like... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
The answer you might give to this question may depend on your personality type. If like me you like rules there are probably many. If like my wife you don't ... I daren't say anymore as she proof reads for me! If we look to Jesus there are 2... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
One of my favourite Bible passages is the beginning of Romans 5 which deals with the work of the Trinity and our growth as Christians. In particular I return to verse 1 time and again we have peace with God (Romans 5:15). When you stop arguing you... read more
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One of my great joys during my time at University was meeting people from other classes, countries and creeds. I had never talked to a black person before, for instance, and it was a fabulous opportunity to show some Christian love and receive some... read more
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I am looking forward to sharing the eternal Kingdom with all the different varieties of my brothers and sisters in Christ from yesterday, today and tomorrow. This is chiefly because we won't be arguing about everything and I can start to enjoy... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
Thankfully I don't have to answer this question except for myself, of course. I was brought up to believe the question was easy to answer if you have faith in Jesus as your personal Saviour you will go to Heaven. Now I am not so sure. Sometimes... read more
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I spent quite a bit of time yesterday talking with a friend of 30 years about his troubles with human sexuality issues. This was not the first time and I don't suppose it will be the last. His problem issues around his singleness and disinterest... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
Reading bible genealogies can be a bit of a chore. Modern Westerners like me don't give much importance to their own ancestry. But I understand that to the Jews of bible times ancestry was part of their credibility. So I always marvel whenever I... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
Forgive me for asking what might be considered a stupid question as it implies some kind of competition. However, Jesus asked Peter something similar Do you love me more than these' (John 21:1517). We can debate whether these' referred to... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
Most parents have had the experience of putting medicine into the mouth of a child on a spoon and immediately finding it all over their own clothes. So how many times have we done that to God? And if so what was the medicine that we spat out? Jesus... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
It is hard to find much in the Bible about disappointment. However, Paul wrote uFFFD' (Romans 5:5) It is not that disappointment does not occur in the Christian life, but rather we should focus on how to deal with negative emotions. In my... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
One of the things that marked Jesus out as different was the social complexity of his relationships. As he interacted at the facetoface level, his list of friends became socially awesome: Pharisees, taxcollectors, prostitutes, tradesmen, rich men,... read more
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Peter Mattacola @4micah68 (United Kingdom)
Jesus the Son of Man Of all the titles that relate to Jesus, this is the most alluring. Perhaps this is because it emphasises Jesus at his most ordinary a man. Yet for Christians this is the most straightforward of Jesus's virtues to emulate.... read more
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