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December 2013
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What if Christmas was in June?

If Christmas was in June, we could stop dreaming of a white Christmas, and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer would not have been invented.   So much of our Christmas traditions are the result of the holiday being held in mid-winter. But Christmas is not in mid-winter everywhere.      Several years ago I was in…

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December 2013
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A living relationship

I went to church frequently; I read the Bible a lot and never doubted that it was true. I knew all the answers and could talk the talk. Yes, I lived a good, honest life — a very good, honest life. But I was headed for hell. Deep down, I knew that, in God’s…

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December 2013
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Friends of sinners

One day Jesus passed by a tax office and saw a man named Matthew, a tax collector, and said, ‘Follow me’ (Matthew 9:9). Matthew did follow and invited Jesus to dinner at his house. Matthew’s friends, like him tax collectors and ‘sinners’, came to dinner and sat down with Jesus. The term ‘sinner’ here…

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December 2013
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A sure and certain hope

As Christmas approaches, we look forward to a celebration of Christ’s birth. It’s a time of peace and joy. We often forget that this baby had a mission — to ‘save his people from their sins’ (Matthew 1:21).   This would require him to be betrayed, humiliated, tortured and finally killed in order to…

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October 2013
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Amazing love!

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life’ (John 3:16). As we prepare to reach out with the gospel again this Christmas, let us think once more about our relationship to the God of love.        No…

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God’s great faithfulness

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February 2013
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God’s great faithfulness

God’s great faithfulness ‘I don’t want to go’. That is what I said about Sunday school when I was a child. Even so, I went along regularly. I frequently find myself singing, humming or whistling one of the songs I learnt there. The words come so comfortably into my mind: ‘Jesus loves me this…

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‘We have a problem!’

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February 2013
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‘We have a problem!’

‘We have a problem!’ Hurried jottings are usually worthless. But, in December 2011, a little notebook fetched nearly £250,000 in an auction in Dallas. Jim Lovell, now aged 84, is famous enough in his own way, but that was not the reason for the exorbitant price. It was where he was when he scribbled…

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Crossing the great gulf

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December 2012
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Crossing the great gulf

At the age of fourteen I made a Christian friend at school, who invited me to a youth club run by her church. As my family were not Christians and I had always witnessed Christians being mocked for their faith, I did not particularly want to go. However, on the third invitation, something compelled…

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Touch and the difference Jesus makes

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December 2012
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Touch and the difference Jesus makes

Touch and the difference Jesus makes If I was to use a picture to describe life, it would be the splash of water following a stone tossed into the sea. We leave ripples behind us which reach out and touch others. There will always be a ripple; even the most talented divers at the…

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December 2012
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He was Mary’s son

He was Mary’s son Guest Column   Peter Milsom Christmas can be a strange time. It comes in the dark days of winter and, no matter how carefully we plan, always seems to be a busy time with too much to do and too little time to do it. It’s really good to see the…

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Will the war be over by Christmas?

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December 2012
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Will the war be over by Christmas?

Will the war be over by Christmas? Ninety-eight years ago, the men of two huge armies faced each other across the fields and woods of Belgium and France and prepared for their first Christmas of the Great War. At nightfall on Christmas Eve there was an outbreak of peace and goodwill among British and…

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Everything now made sense

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December 2012
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Everything now made sense

Everything now made sense I was raised in Scotland in a village just outside the picturesque town of Stirling. Our family would probably have been best described at the time as agnostic. We simply didn’t have any need to discuss God, and I never went to the Sunday school that some of my friends…

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