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Clouds from both sides

2 Chronicles 7:1–10 Joni Mitchell famously sang that she had seen clouds from both sides. On one side as ‘angel hair and ice cream castles in the air’ and feathers. But she also saw them as something that brought ‘rain … Continue reading

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One people under God

Romans 12:1–21 I hope you will agree with me that it is a great blessing to worship Jesus alongside people from other nations in an international fellowship. We know that when we say ‘our country’ we don’t mean India or … Continue reading

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A mighty flood of Justice

Matthew 5:3–10 It’s illegal to keep a goldfish in a glass bowl in Rome. In most other countries the law allows you to keep your goldfish anywhere you like. Rome’s legal authority decided, however, that it was an example of … Continue reading

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God’s warning

Ezekiel 33:25–33 In the ancient days of fortified cities, watchmen would stand on the walls day and night. Their job was to warn of danger. If a watchman failed to warn of an enemy approaching, he would be punished with … Continue reading

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Tyranny of circumstances

Philippians 4:4–9 Two months ago, Yuri and I left you and went on our sabbatical. When we left we didn’t know what to expect. We hoped we’d return safely, but we didn’t ‘know’ if we would get back. We also … Continue reading

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To be a disciple

Luke 9:18–27 This morning I’d like to tell you about a man named Simon. This is not a story about me, though I have the same name as Simon and many of the same faults. Simon had a tough life, … Continue reading

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The power of love

옛날에 열렬한 신앙을 갖고 있는 한 부부가 있었습니다. 그들은 종교적으로는 정통적 근본주의자들이었고 자신들의 아이들이 주변 환경으로부터 오염될 것을 두려워했습니다. 그래서 그들은 자신들의 자녀들을 세상으로부터 격리 시켰습니다. 이 엄격한 부모는 하나님을 향한 헌신에 절대적이었고, 어쩌면 약간 지나칠 정도였을지도 모릅니다. 하지만 우리는 … Continue reading

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