Monthly Archives: July 2011

τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας

Ephesians is one of my favourite NT books and as part of my devotional and private studies I have been working through the Greek of Ephesians. (I am glad to report that its slowly coming together ) I was struck … Continue reading

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The Big Sleep In

We slept in big time this morning. I woke up thinking the house was too quiet as there was no noise from the boys as would be normal. I had left my phone on the kitchen bench and was shocked … Continue reading

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Absolute forgiveness–Real or Imagined!

A number of years ago I had a vivid dream. This dream was so vivid and real that I woke up in the morning wondering if it was real. I won’t tell you what that dream was, nor the circumstances … Continue reading

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Truth or a lie?

In the gospels we read the story where Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and had an encounter with satan. There he offered the world and cities to Jesus saying they were his to give to him if … Continue reading

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My rant for the day…

  I am fed up with all the negative baloney and hoooahya that is going around at the moment about those bloody gays, war mongering Muslims and other issues that seem to be representative of Christianity. Christianity is not about … Continue reading

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Archaic words from the KJV

Martin Shields has written an excellent two part post on “Is a word-for-word translation unbiblical? In the ensuing discussion in how though the authors of the KJV used similar words to what we use today, they have a different meaning. He then … Continue reading

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How is society to make just judgements?

A interesting question came up in a recent conversation about God being the judge and how we are not to judge others Matthew 7.1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you … Continue reading

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The sting of life is death–yet there is hope :)

I received a shock phone call from an old friend yesterday, regarding the sudden death of her dad. While it was good to hear her voice, for we haven’t spoken for a number of years now, I was deeply shocked … Continue reading

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We are enslaved through our imaginations

I’m reading the chapter on Enslaved Imaginations / Oppressed Characters in The Drama of Ephesians by Timothy G. Gombis. He asks on page 63, How is the imagination manipulated so that we do not flourish but experience oppression and enslavement … Continue reading

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Pastor sentenced to death with the death penalty in Iran

Please pray for this pastor. He has been sentenced to death in Iran for converting from Islam to Christianity (The first in 20 years) The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a pastor convicted of apostasy and … Continue reading

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