In our recent series through Matthew’s gospel, our Grace Community Group has been interested in an apparent tension between the references to “pearls” in Matthew 7:6 and Matthew 13:45-46. This post is an attempt to reconcile those two references. It’s believed that the modern though clichéd idiom “pearls of wisdom”...
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Last week I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the annual Student Outreach to the World (SOW) training camp at Stairwell’s “The Tops” Conference Centre, outside Wollongong, NSW. SOW is a ministry to students on four major university campuses in Sydney. The aim of the camp was...
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