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Almighty God






I do not know the “Almighty God”. I’ve never met him. I’m reading the Bible for maybe the twentieth time. I’ve lost count. Right now, I am in Exodus and am amazed at the plagues and wonders attributed to God. In Genesis, he clearly revealed himself through physical appearances and through manifestations in dreams, visions[…]






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When God is Silent






One of the greatest pains in life is when God seemingly betrays you. You call on him at the point of your deepest need and he does not respond. Worse, he doesn’t say why he won’t answer. He’s silent and nothing you do, whether fasting, prayer or works, changes things. I’ve been there. I’ve been[…]






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Struggling to Pray






A few years ago, my church at the time chose to focus on prayer. For some months, we would meet every day for about three hours to pray. I would typically make it for three or four days in the week. At first, I struggled. Formal prayer isn’t my thing. But by the time I[…]






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Free!






You are free in Christ. So many doors are open to you. Opportunities. Experiences. No one is holding you. There is liberty. But there are some experiences that are not worth having. They change your soul. You are like a finely constructed machine, constantly being programmed by media. And you have the capacity to install[…]






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Knock! Knock!






It is so easy to love God. He is non-judgmental. He is creative, interesting, witty, humorous and kind. He gives his spirit freely, so you are energised, changed and empowered to obey him. You need to stop striving. Just stop. You need to surrender so he can work through you and in you. You need[…]






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Study Notes: Romans 16






Romans 16 is a chapter of greetings and acknowledgements but tucked away, are important insights. The importance of unity, for instance. Unity is important in the body of Christ. The writer warns about people who stir up dissession and division. They are to be avoided. This is in addition those who perpetrate evil and are[…]






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Study Notes: Romans 15






Love, the universal law, should guide our actions as Christians. We needn’t hesitate to give up privileges, if they hurt the conscience of a young believer. I imagine that this is how such consideration works in practice – During his earthly ministry, Jesus spoke and walked carefully amongst the mixed multitude, but was freer among[…]