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Judging with Righteous Judgment

John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”         We sometimes hear someone quoting Scripture: “judge not, lest you be judged.” The Bible does not prohibit judgment – it is in fact commanded in this passage. The prohibitions have to do with abuses of judgment...

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A bow drawn at random…

  1 Kings 22:29 So the king of Israel (Ahab) and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 30 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you wear your robes.” And the king of Israel disguised himself and...

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Encouragement for POPs

“When thy child is going full sail to the devil, God can blow with a contrary wind of his Spirit and alter his course.” A number of us are P.O.Ps. —  Parents of Prodigals. We have children who have been brought up in our Christian homes, some of whom have...

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“Grace abounded more….”

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. One of the great results, or fruit, of...

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Worship that Honours the Father

John 4:19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither...

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“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed….”

GCCB Devotional 12 November 2017 “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed….”  7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not...

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Under Strict Medical Circumstances

(This week I’m turning the keyboard over to David Cook, past Moderator General of the PC Australia — Pastor John) When abortion law reform was introduced through Australian State Parliaments in the 1970’s, it was done so, ‘under strict medical circumstances’. Most of us believed this was a necessary reform...

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Soli Deo Gloria — Glory to God Alone

Ephesians 1.11-12 [11] In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, [12] so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory....

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Weekly Devotional – One Anothering….

While we are saved, one by one, by the Lord in His infinite mercies, we are not saved to live alone. He has placed us in His Church, the Body of Christ. Our lives are to be lived in community with one another. We are to encourage and build up...

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500 Years – Timeless Truths

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, marks the 500th Anniversary what historians consider the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Dr. Martin Luther, a member of the Augustinian order, and a theology instructor at Wittenberg University in what is now Germany, posted 95 Theses, or points of discussion, concerning the Roman Catholic doctrine...

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