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Giving for the joy of it

Some friends came to visit us yesterday, bringing with them the gift of a huge bag of runner beans. They grow them in their garden, and had far more than they could ever use. We were delighted, and I’m looking up recipes … Continue reading

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Because he first loved me

When my kids were little, we didn’t have a lot of money. Often when my mum would come to visit, she’d notice they needed that most expensive of kids’ requirements – new shoes. So off we’d go into town, and they’d … Continue reading

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Blessing upon blessing

Do you know anyone who you would call very rich? Do you ever feel a tiny bit envious? The Philistines got really jealous of Isaac, because God was blessing him so much (Genesis 26 v 12 – 15) so they … Continue reading

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How much is he worth?

As I read the story of the sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22), it strikes me that God never asked Abraham to do something he wasn’t willing to do himself. There are so many similarities between this story and the crucifixion … Continue reading

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Giving your best

A little while ago, an old friend of ours was honoured with an MBE for all the work he does for charity. He spent a fortune getting ready for the special occasion at Buckingham Palace: new clothes for himself and … Continue reading

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Be my guest!

If I saw God in person along the street, I wonder if I would recognize him? But there is every reason to suppose Abraham had in Genesis 18 v 1 – 5 for God had appeared to Abraham several times … Continue reading

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The mystery man of the bible

So we come to three little verses that carry enormous theology. Melchizedek, (Genesis 14 v 18-20) the mystery man of the scriptures. Abram had mustered his men, rushed off at top speed, routed and chased the enemy, recovered the stolen … Continue reading

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