Lectio Divina Your Way Through the Bible: a new way of reading.

From day one in the Christian faith, if you're anything like me, you were probably taught about the importance of reading the Bible everyday - of having a plan or a devotional that takes you through the Word and means that you are reading and digesting something from it every day. It's true - it is…

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The Colossians Series: It’s All About Jesus (Col 1.15-28)

It's the third week in our series on the letter to the Colossians, and today we're tackling the end of chapter one. Colossians is such a massive book - you could write a sermon on any of the verses - but there is so much packed into the first chapter, that we wanted to take a…

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The Colossians Series: A Life Worthy of the Lord (Col 1:9-14)

Week Two! Last Monday we kicked off our new series on the letter to the Colossians - we read the beginning of Paul's letter to the Church in Colossae, and thought about what it means to be called faithful brothers and sisters. You can read the first blog post in this series here. Today, we're moving onto a…

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The Colossians Series: Faithful Brothers and Sisters (Col 1:1-7)

Colossians - a letter from Paul to the Church in Colossae - is one that I find myself flicking through pretty regularly, mainly due to the sheer amount of gems that we find inside of it. Any of the verses could be written on a post-it note and stuck to your wall: Paul packs so much…

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Psalm 1 (ish): The Psalm Series

You can read the NIV translation of Psalm 1 here. This is an interpretation.   I am called blessed. For blessed is the one who holds on tight to God; in the sunshine and in the showers, amongst the shouts of celebration or the taunts of accusations. Blessed is one who does not listen to the…

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How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth (or the way that we do it, anyway!)

I was sixteen when I first started going along to a Christian youth group, having never really been involved in Church, or had any kind of faith background at all. I'd started going along to a Sunday night youth group, and when they began a new Bible study in small groups, once I had been there…

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Let the Morning Bring Word of Your Unfailing Love, for I Have Put my Trust in You.

Every now and then, I land for a couple of days in the town that I grew up in. My parents are there, and all the families of the kids that I went to school with; while the kids of my generation have pretty much all grown up and moved away for university or jobs, it's…

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We Are All an Achan – Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Seven)

We're nearly there, friends; we're almost on the home stretch - I have been loving exploring the book of Joshua, and seeing the way in which God called and sent out this amazing leader. There is loads that we can learn from Joshua about leadership, about calling, about God's promises and about how He is with…

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God’s Faithfulness > Human Failure – Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Six)

Chapters 6-12 of Joshua cover some of the battles that the Israelites faced once they had begun to move into the promised land; years of battles in a few brief chapters. It's one of those tough parts of the Old Testament with a lot of violence and a lot of bloodshed - but in chapter twelve…

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The Purpose of God’s Provision is to Point to Who He is – Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Five)

Here's an admission: I am a twenty-five-year-old girl, who totally fulfills the stereotype of knowing absolutely nothing about cars and being totally stuck when anything goes wrong with mine. There have been two particular cases when this has become painfully evident: one involved my engine giving up while on the second lane in on the M25…

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