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A Suicidal Missionary?

Have you ever found yourself knowing what you ought to do, but you don’t want to do it? Maybe it’s getting up early, so in an act of defiance you hit the snooze button five times in a row. 806 more words

Jesus Life

Standing Firm...

It is my observation that within the American “psyche” we essentially want to “have our cake and eat it too”. We thoroughly enjoy rehearsing all the “perks” that being children of God promises and yet run from the responsibility that it entails. 793 more words

General

Counting the Cost

The gift of salvation is free. (Romans 5:15) However, there is the cost of discipleship that all must consider. Luke 14:25-33 (NIV) provides us with a recount of Jesus speaking to the mixed multitude of followers. 412 more words

Jesus Christ

You are witnesses

We’re offering gifts to the confirmands today. We should offer a warning instead. Their mentors are giving them good study Bibles that will serve them for a lifetime. 1,113 more words

Ruminations

Deacon School

Last week I had the privilege of attending the National Deacon School, ably run by the Ven. Anne Russell-Brighty. It was a gathering of deacons from all around NZ, about 26 for the weekend reunion, and 12 of us continued for the next few days. 703 more words

Thoughts for Teenagers: Live by Dying

Mark 8:1-10, 27-38 NIV: During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. 

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Thoughts For Youth