Serve God not Mammon!

“No one can be a slave of two lords; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be a slave of God and wealth’. Matthew 6:24. In these times of stagflation and belt tightening, what should our attitude be?Wealth […]

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The place of Private Prayer

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6. Jesus describes the place of personal prayer in the ‘home’, as the ‘inner room’ (gk . tameion), which […]

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HOME or HOUSE GROUPS.

THE PURPOSE, FORMATION AND FUNCTION OF HOUSE GROUPS A. WHY HOUSE GROUPS? In the last decades, many churches all over the world testify to having benefitted by introducing home, house or cell groups into their church life. There is a great deal of literature written about their success in strengthening and multiplying churches, of bringing […]

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BACKGROUND TO JOHN’S LETTERS

I, II, III JOHN 1. AUTHORSHIP of John’s letters. The first point to make is that the similarity of language, the particular phrases and content of I,II,III John indicates that the same author composed these letters and that I John is so akin in its logos theology to John’s Gospel, that it is fully reasonable […]

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SAINTS AND FAITHFUL

Recently, I have been considering what is our calling as saints and faithful in Christ. Paul at the outset of his letter to Ephesians makes it plain to whom he is writing. Paul addresses his readers as ‘saints who are faithful in Christ Jesus’. In his Colossians letter, probably written at the same time, in […]

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