December 20th, 2013

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Zechariah’s gift Icon: Scripture: Luke 1:5-24; 57-80 Alone, burning incense before the altar to fulfill his duty as a Levite and priest, Zechariah is confronted by an angel who speaks of answered prayer.  ‘Do not be afraid,’ the angel tells … Read More

December 19th, 2013

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Esther Prays Icon: Scripture:  Esther chapter 4 I believe in prayer.  Not because it works like magic, but because it connects me to God.  The labyrinth of prayer is full of mystery not to confound us but to entice us … Read More

December 18th, 2013

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Elisha’s desire Icon: Scripture: 1 Kings 19, 2 Kings 2 I am not convinced that anyone in the Bible aspired to be a prophet, given the often harsh and persecuted conditions in which they worked.  The call was laid on … Read More

December 17th, 2013

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And Elijah ran Icon: Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18 Immediately following Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal, the greatest power encounter since the plagues from God descended on the people of Egypt, Elijah ran away. He had good reason.  He had … Read More

December 16th, 2013

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A friend like Jonathan Icon: Scripture: The stories of the Kings of Israel extend from I Samuel through to II Chronicles. Today, we will draw from i and II Samuel as we pull thoughts from King David’s reign. Following the years … Read More

December 15th, 2013

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Ruth and Naomi Icon: Scripture: The Book of Ruth When I read the story of Ruth I am drawn to the way Ruth and Naomi posture their lives toward each other as they journey through devastating loss and subsistence living.  … Read More

December 14th, 2013

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Gideon – mighty man of valour Icon: Scripture: Judges 6 & 7 Gideon isn’t an intimidating hero.  His abilities and moral character do not stretch high like a tower casting an imposing shadow over us all.  He is initially cynical, scoffing at … Read More

December 13th, 2013

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Rahab’s family Icon: Scripture: Joshua 2, 6 Nestled within the spectacular story of Joshua and Jericho is the story of a woman who lives on the margins of Jericho’s bustling city life.  Rahab was a prostitute and this one word … Read More

December 12th, 2013

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And people for God’s own possesion Icon: Scripture: Exodus 19-20 And God said to Moses…’if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine, … Read More

December 11th, 2013

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Remembering the Red Sea Icon: Scripture: Exodus 14 & 15 Come with me to the far banks of the Red Sea, where the People of Israel, after crossing through on dry ground with walls of water on each side, still … Read More

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