Tag Archives: death

Book Extract. Dear Son – third letter

The book I am writing is about a son who lost his dad to cancer when he was five years old. He is left an inheritance in the form of a bulging suitcase. The instructions are that he is to … Continue reading

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Facing death. The journey to life.

Becky Black is dying. There is no easy or polite way of saying this. I truly wish there was. She has been battling cancer for a number of years now and the Lord has shown he has heard the prayers … Continue reading

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World peace

I among most of the world have been heartbroken with the recent tragedy in America. For a family and community to lose one precious child is heartbreaking enough; but here in one fell swoop, we hear of a murderous rampage … Continue reading

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Those Christians sure are weirdos!

Christians are a weird bunch. We talk about loving our enemies. (Whether we do or not is a different story.) We talk about love, hope, joy, contentedness, forgiveness, peace….and we even sing at funerals. And we sing with a measure … Continue reading

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Romans 6:1-11 The master stroke: Fully alive.

Paul makes a series of profound statements; ‘We died to sin: how can we then live in it any longer…Don’t you know that all of us who were baptised in Christ Jesus were baptised into his death…We should no longer … Continue reading

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Acknowledging the pain of pregnancy loss.

There are many issues in life that causes deep grief. The most common of these is in the area of death. We grieve the loss of loved ones and friends. They are no longer with us and we miss them … Continue reading

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The Death of Christ…

The Sword and the Ploughshare has an interesting post regarding a lecture by Bruce McCormack regarding penal substitution, titled “The Suffering God.” I made the comment that I think more reflection needs to be put into the area of Jesus … Continue reading

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Being baptised for the dead…

There is an interesting passage of Scripture in 1 Corinthians 15:29 1Co 15:29  Otherwise, what will those people do who are being baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are they being baptized for … Continue reading

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