Monthly Archives: August 2013

JC Ryle’s wisdom on sickness as Lazarus lay dying.

In his ‘Expository Thoughts on John: Volume 2’, JC Ryle has this to say about our attitude to sickness as he looks at John 11 and Lazarus’s sickness and death. “…sickness, we must always remember, is no sign that God … Continue reading

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1 John 5:3: Love leads to obedience, not legalism or license.

We’ll be looking at the last chapter of 1 John in our Bible study this Thursday evening, and 1 John 5:3 speaks of obedience to God as an expression of our love for him, and how his commands aren’t burdensome. … Continue reading

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Your mercy, my God, is the theme of my song

If listening to good Christian songs encourages you, do listen to this (the YouTube clip part way down the page): http://brightonchurchplant.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/thy-mercy-my-god-is-the-theme-of-my-song/. It’s an old hymn with great words, sounds like a new tune which fits well. Five verses of this … Continue reading

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John 13: There is hope for stupid Christians like me.

In John 13, Peter doesn’t want to have his feet washed by Jesus.  It was a menial task always carried out by an inferior so Peter doesn’t want Jesus to do it.  Peter should be washing Jesus’ feet. But then … Continue reading

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The challenge to love: 1 John 4:7-12

I often go to these verses to show what true love is. God the Father giving his “Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” Costly, committed, sacrificial love. But as I’m preparing a Bible study for this Thursday, I’ve … Continue reading

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