Small Gains

There were five of us in the household. Dad, Mum, my older sister, my younger brother and I. Looking back, the upbringing was fairly simple. My Dad wasn’t given to extravagances of any kind and wasn’t one to waste money at all. My Mum would be the one more likely to look at the occasional […]

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Teach It Do It

When he had said this, he called out, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” (Luke 8:8) In reporting what he had researched on the life of Jesus, Luke got in the rhythm of portraying a man who was demonstrating as He was teaching and the demonstration reinforced what was taught. Luke is writing so […]

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Rock Solid Living

It is important to pay attention to the teacher. It is very clear who Jesus is talking to throughout the teaching on the Mount. Crowds were amazed at what Jesus taught. Jesus was not delivering for the crowds. The teaching throughout was specifically geared to those who claimed to follow Him. It was one thing […]

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In Training

I look at myself sometimes and think what a lethargic, lazy slob I am. I quickly shake myself from that and get to the meat of the matter of how I am to be. This week in particular, scriptures about training have come up big time. Like this one. I read this and in line […]

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When A Teacher Lays A Foundation

I suppose different things appeal to people in different ways.  I have had the privilege of being in different church environments. Some prefer a very rigid structure and order. Some are more flexible. Some make a big deal of monologue preaching as the central point of the gathering. Some make a big deal of the […]

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