Monthly Archives: December 2014

Holiday Attitudes

 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over … Continue reading

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Something I’d Like to Share

I received this comment the other day, and I’d like to share it with you. I hope you’ll read and consider it: Don, Thank you very much for your concern. Given our geographic isolation, Australians have traditionally stuck our collective … Continue reading

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Wonder of Wonders

There is so much to take in when we consider the story of the birth of our Lord Jesus in Bethlehem so many centuries ago, the story is almost too much to absorb. There is one aspect to it that … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming Fast

Who was it exactly, who was born in Bethlehem so long ago.  John makes it clear at the beginning of his Gospel: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God … Continue reading

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The Great Day

Joel 2:28-32 Like Jeremiah 31 in the previous post, this prophetic passage isn’t one that deals directly with the birth of Jesus; this one deals with the ultimate result of His birth, and isn’t that really why we celebrate his … Continue reading

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A New Covenant

Jeremiah 31:31-37 Jeremiah has set out a picture of trouble ahead.  He has cited curse after curse from the Old Covenant that God will invoke against Israel and Judah because of their unbelief that resulted in broken commands.  In chapters … Continue reading

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The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 53 In Isaiah 53, the prophet describes for us a servant who would be despised, rejected and die; with the result of saving many.  The poem here actually begins with verse 13 of the preceding chapter… See, my servant … Continue reading

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