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August 7, 2015

Killers of Faith

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What undermines our faith? What destroys faith in the life of a Christian? We live in an age where Satan has influenced the culture of the day to destroy living faith. Doubt, fear, compromise and a lack of obedience all torpedo our convictions. (more…)

August 14, 2015

Our daily bread

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During the nearly seven years that I lived in the Philippines I often visited provincial churches. The normal diet of the Filipinos living in those areas, like many others in Asia, was different than our western diet. The basic daily food staple for them was rice. Some of them rarely ate bread, and eating unleavened bread during the spring festival was unusual for them in the sense that they rarely ate leavened bread. (more…)

August 21, 2015

"Follow my example!"

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If other brethren were unsure of the right thing to do concerning proper Christian behaviour, could you tell them to follow your example? That's what the apostle Paul told the Corinthians to do: "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1). Paul's reference is interesting: "just as I also imitate Christ". (more…)

August 28, 2015

Do we love little or much?

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In Luke's gospel we find the story of a woman who washed Jesus' feet with her tears as he sat as an inivted guest in a Pharisee's home. Then she dried His feet with her hair and anointed them with expensive oil (Luke 7:36-38). (more…)

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