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Resurrections Can Be Confusing

Resurrections Can Be Confusing

I want you to imagine that you go to a dear friend’s funeral. He died suddenly, violently a few days ago. You, his other friends and family are sitting in the pews – shell shocked – waiting for the service begin. But before it does, the guy who’s supposed to have died walks in and sits down next to you.

How would you respond?

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Why Jesus was Baptised & Why it Matters

Why Jesus was Baptised & Why it Matters

Okay – so have you ever wondered why Jesus was baptised? A perfect Jesus who has never sinned, who then submits to John the Baptist’s baptism of repentance.

At first, it doesn’t make sense … that is until we realise that God is saying something really, really important to us through this one, powerful act of submission by the Son of God.

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Do You Seriously Want a Radically Transformed Life?

Do You Seriously Want a Radically Transformed Life?

It’s tragically sad but true, that most Christians are hell bent (!) on squandering the new life that Jesus died and rose again to bring them.

Statistically – based on the research I reported on in a recent blog – the one thing, the only thing that strongly correlates with radically reduced sin and radically transformed lives, is engaging with God’s Word four times a week or more.

And most Christians don’t. Why?

Mostly it’s because we don’t know how to engage with the Bible in a life-changing way.
But that’s all about to change!

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Nailing Easter – Warning: “Confronting Message”

Nailing Easter – Warning: “Confronting Message”

Do you know what really scares me about Easter?

It’s that we’ve sanitised it. Cleaned it up. Turned it into a nice little religious celebration … and in doing so, I wonder whether we’re not completely missing the point.

I struggled as to whether I should use this confronting image on this blog post to depict what happened on ‘Good Friday’. I struggled with it because I thought I might offend someone. I struggled with it because I thought it might be hard for you to look at.

But then … Easter is offensive. Easter is difficult to look at. That’s what it is.

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Are You Still Trying to Run on Empty?

Are You Still Trying to Run on Empty?

I love walking. Not just strolling … serious walking – 9 to 10 km at a time.

Just love it. Always have.

But if for some reason I haven’t had a chance to have a good meal – let’s say I have a really light evening meal and the next morning I get up for a walk before breakfast – then this one form of exercise that I truly love, is no fun at all.

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How Would Jesus Use Social Media?

How Would Jesus Use Social Media?

Have you ever wondered that? If Jesus had had a page on Facebook (I Am Who I Am), a Twitter account (@sonofman), a blog (Word of God) and an iPad (with 3G as well as WiFi) how would He have used them?

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