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My Country Wept

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Time and again it looked like Theo’s life was about to end…only for God to provide a miraculous escape.  Today God is using Theo to bring transformation to Burundi.  Theo shares some of his story told in his biography ‘My Country Wept’ and published by Authentic (4th November 2018).

Covenant Keeping God

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James Lawrence of CPAS speaks from Matthew 5:13-16 about the properties of salt and light as analogies of our life in Christ but adds the image of salt as representative in  the Old Testament of the ‘Covenant keeping God’ (25 November 2018).

Christian Living 3

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In this third in the series Tim Wetherfield explores Philippians 2:1-11 from the NLT and in particular what Paul meant by “agreeing wholeheartedly with each other” in verse 2. He cites the example of Sir Nicholas Winton and the Czech Kindertransport and also  CS Lewis on humility: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s […]

Christian Living 2

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The second in a short series of Christian Living, Allen Foster explores Philippians 1:1-11.  During the talk he refers to “Nathan”.  This is Bishop Nathan Amooti who was paying an unplanned visit to St James having arrived in the UK the night before.  Bishop Amooti (from Rwanda) has been a mission partner with St James’ […]

All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 22:15-22

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In this encounter of Jesus, with the Pharisees in Matthew 22, he is questioned about taxes.  In response Jesus points out that there is the Kingdom of this world and the kingdom of God.  As Christians we have a dual citizenship characterised by duty to the one a devotion to the other. Jan points out […]

Blessings and Woes

In Luke’s record of Jesus’s “sermon on the plain” he contrasts blessing and sorrow, two contrasting expressions of life experience.  Is this a word for the church today as it was for the ‘People of God’ that Jesus addressed face to face? Today’s mantra “with man all things are possible” leans toward heaven-on-earth by our […]

All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 21:18-27

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Peter speaks about the integrity of the text and the significance of Jesus words and actions when seen in the context of the Old Testament’s prophetic expectations.  The effect of slicing the text into paragraphs and verses with interpolated paragraph headings often distracts from the bigger story.  Here faith and doubt are juxtaposed in a […]