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Word for the Week for 13th May

by Gerard Chrispin   ‘So shall I keep your law continually, forever and ever’ Psalm 119:44 (NKJV) Psalm 119 is all about God’s law. It also uses other words to describe God’s law. So, in the first 8 of its 176 verses, we read ‘testimonies’, ‘precepts’, ‘statutes’, ‘commandments’ and ‘judgments’. Our law is constantly changing. Sometimes this…

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Word for the Week for 6th May

by David McIlroy   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:22-25 (NIV)  …

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Word for the Week for 28th April

by John Scriven ‘I cannot do it,’ Joseph replied to Pharaoh, ‘but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.’ Genesis 41 v16 (NIV) Joseph had come a long way. As a young man, he had boasted to his brothers about how he would rule over them. He had shown off his ceremonial coat which gave him…

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Word for the Week for 20th April

by Timothy Laurence   “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so…

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Word for the Week – 16 April 2013

by John Head   “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould but let God remould your minds from within” – Romans 12:2 (J.B. Phillips) What does the world require of us? To conform and not to rock the boat? We are often tempted to take the easy way out – to…

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Word for the week – 8th April 2013

by Mark Mullins (London) “And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.  He that loveth his life shall…

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Word for the Week – 24th March 2013

by Michael Hawthorne (Kent)   “And let us not grow weary while doing good …”  Galatians 6: 9  (NKJV)   It is the beginning of the week so I hope you are not feeling weary yet! Sometimes the going seems hard; we do our best but do not see any fruit. Jesus calls us to cast our…

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Word for the Week – 17th March 2013

by Michael Hawthorne (Kent)    “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)   I expect you have somewhere one of those Year Planners on which to plot activities, holidays, etc. A certain amount of forward planning is inevitable or even essential in a busy life. However we must keep in…

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Word for the Week – 10th March 2013

by James Johnston (Carlisle)   “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”.    Philippians 4:13 (NASB)   Isn’t this an incredible truth to consider and reflect on? The Lord strengthens us to do all things through Him. Amazing, praise God! By this stage in his ministry Paul had encountered some pretty difficult, often…