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Bible Bites

The Fractured Family – a Hurting Mother

By On March 13, 2019

The heart-broken mother stood weeping at the cross. Little did she think when she had the spectacular visit from Gabriel that life would take such a turn. Three decades earlier the future seemed bright. She had been singled out by the Lord to bring the long-awaited-for Christ into the world. How could she ever forget the night of His birth…

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God Imitators

By On February 26, 2019

So, you’re a seasoned actor. You have played the role of Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables and Winston Churchill in the documentary Churchill at War. Your newest assignment is to play Billy Graham in the upcoming movie The Presidents’ Preacher. Every spare minute you have, you’re researching the life of the late Billy Graham. You watch every old…

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Snub No One in the Body

By On February 19, 2019

Look around your community. Is there only one ‘Christian’ church? Some Christians do the church-hopping thing. One church one Sunday and another the next. They never make a commitment to the Lord or to honouring the truths of Scripture. They never benefit from being identified with a local community of believers. Have you ever thought about what all believers have…

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Obedience – Struggling and Resentful?

By On February 12, 2019

Obedience? Sounds like a K9 club. I’m not some dog that needs to attend obedience classes. Give me a break. I’m tired of hearing about obedience! It sounds so heavy handed and oppressive! That’s old-school talk. Why should I obey or submit? I’m a free thinker and I do what suits me.        – A professing Christian The…

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Jethro Consulting Firm   

By On February 5, 2019

Moses’ father-in-law Jethro couldn’t believe the long queues of complainants when he visited the wilderness camp. It was such a huge camp to begin with – in excess of two million people. The only judge to resolve extremely serious or incredibly petty disputes was Moses himself. “Elizaphan, you’ve been standing in this line-up for hours. What’s your issue?” “We took…

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Blessed with More than Your Neighbours

By On January 29, 2019

As brilliant as you may be, there’s something you cannot get your head wrapped around; neither can I. Some things are simple; other things are complex, but then there’s a sphere where our minds can do nothing but wonder and worship. For a few minutes, just now, do a mental switch. Put your fretful worries and heavy cares to the…

Life Lessons

$50,000 Gift Donated by Accident

By On January 29, 2019

Donating intentionally to charities is a common occurrence. People donate dollars and gifts-in-kind to charities of their choice. But Jane and Brian Lowe in Halifax, Nova Scotia have major regrets about the gift they didn’t intend to give. They never intended to donate $50,000 worth of diamonds, pearls and gold jewelry to Diabetes Canada. It was a huge gift and…

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Intensify your Efforts with Kids!

By On January 22, 2019

The scowl. The raised eyebrows. The wrinkled forehead. The squirmed-up nose and the curled lip. The look of total impatience, severe annoyance and intense disdain. “Here they go again. When will parents ever learn! The Master is so busy and there are so many others who really do need to see Him. Parents should know better than to waste His…

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Could Your Plan be Displeasing to the Lord?

By On January 15, 2019

It is one of those chapters in the Bible that’s hard to read. You have been following the life story of the young shepherd boy who, with a sling and stone, silenced the threats of the towering giant. You have admired him in his respect for the king who repeatedly tried to kill him. You have been impressed with his…