Monthly Archives: December 2011

Matthew 6:33 Hearing God’s Voice

At this time of year, many people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. What can I do differently in the coming year to make my life better? Many plan to start diet or exercise programs, and some plan to start … Continue reading

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Acts 12 Faithless Prayer

Today’s post was written by Tim Challies, an author and pastor. You can visit his website here. ——— Acts 12 contains one of my favorite stories of the early church. It is a great little bit of writing—a short story … Continue reading

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Just For Fun

Many of you have probably spent a fair amount of time getting ready for Christmas–shopping, baking, preparing large meals. Do you feel like the actual event is over far too soon? It is really only the second of the twelve … Continue reading

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O Holy Night

Imagine that you live in a place where everyone not only likes you, but they have nothing but good to say to you or about you. Imagine that you have everything you need and much more besides. Imagine that all … Continue reading

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Christmas Flash Mob

One of my favourite parts of the Christmas season is the music, and generally I can’t get enough. So I’m going to share a little bit with you over the next few posts. For those of you who didn’t get … Continue reading

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Luke 16:1-9 Focus on Eternity

Most Christians, whether they actually practise it or not, would tell you that we are supposed to give 10% of our money, a tithe, to God. We think of it as our money, and by giving 10% we are either … Continue reading

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Luke 14:26 Love or Hate?

What does Jesus mean by the word hate? It seems so harsh. Isn’t Jesus supposed to be all about love? A few of my Twitter friends and I have been reading Luke (#thebookofluke) this month, and one of them asked … Continue reading

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Acts 20:35 The Heart of Christmas

‘Tis the season of cookie exchanges, and I’m listening to Christmas carols as I get ready for one. I have a lot of Christmas CDs, but this year I have a new one–The Heart of Christmas by Matthew West. There … Continue reading

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Malachi 4:2 Hey listen! The celestial beings are saying something!

This being the Christmas season, we’ve been singing Christmas carols at church. And like all good contemporary churches, the words are put up on a screen at the front of the sanctuary. We don’t even have hymnals, so that isn’t … Continue reading

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Luke 9:26 That’s A Lot Of Pressure

When you think of peer pressure, do you think of what children or teenagers go through at school? They often encounter pressure to do things that under normal circumstances they would never consider doing. Or how about a college student … Continue reading

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