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Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Why is it that bad things happen to God’s people? This is a question often asked … or at least thought. Yesterday I preached at a small Church close to where we live. On our way home, after crossing a four-way intersection, after a block we approached another intersection where we had the right of […]

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Democracy and Theocracy

Although democracy has various forms and shapes in different countries, yet in essence … and taken from an online dictionary, it means … “’Government by the people’. In practice this means majority rule where the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by the people through periodical ‘free elections’ to form a ‘democratic […]

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Delegation

I know a man who had a business that employed 150 people. He had 10 managers and he ploughed his energy, efforts and expertise into them. In turn they had people who reported to them. He managed 10 and the 10 each managed a group. In this way the business operated smoothly and as soon […]

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Boldness

There are people who, if you did not know, would think they are believers in the Lord Jesus because of what they say. They are sensible and make sense. They are knowledgeable and share knowledge. They have this cunning knack of saying the right things at the right time. Gamaliel was such a man … […]

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Under the Knife

Have you ever been “under the knife”? By this I mean to have an operation where the surgeon, using his scalpel, cuts into you. The procedure, although intended for good, is an intrusion into the body, which the body does not like. I remember a doctor saying to me that when assisting a surgeon in […]

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Credible Witnesses

In a court of law, witnesses are important, especially when they are eye witnesses. However it is necessary to state that not all witnesses are credible, whether they are eye witnesses or not. A good eye witness is someone whose perception is truthful as he or she digests information seen (received) and then understood according […]

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Fearless of Man

How seriously do you take God? How do you prove you take God seriously? It is very easy to verbalize faith, trust and obedience to God, yet when we are pushed into a corner, do we put what we have verbalized into practice or do we buckle and submit to other forces, lords and gods […]

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Following Orders

How many people follow orders and instructions these days? I would suggest many do, but there are always opportunists who will try to avoid obeying, following orders and holding to instructions. You have seen this throughout your lifetime, be it long or short. You were a firsthand witness of it at school, in your home […]

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Jealousy

Do you struggle with jealousy? Your immediate response might be … “Who … me?” But, I suggest that most of us have struggled with various levels of the sin of jealousy in our lives … before salvation and even after salvation. God says jealousy is an act of the sinful nature: Gal 5:19 The acts of […]

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Authentication of the Gospel

From time to time Jenny and I would hit the “YouTube” Channel and search for Border Control videos about airport security. There are times in Australia and the USA when the security officers open bags and suitcases and find imitation products such as handbags, purses, watches and jewelry. According to the laws of a country, […]