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Link of the week: Songs of Comfort for Anxious Souls

Nations rage. Kingdoms totter. Markets tumble. Fears spread. As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to grow in severity—and with it all manner of scary disruptions to everyday life—it’s normal to feel anxious. These are uncertain times. But Christian, remember: We worship a sovereign God, “our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore…

Strange People

“Share with God’s people who are in need.  Practise hospitality.”  Romans 12:13 When we think “hospitality” we tend to think “inviting some friends over for a meal.”  But even pagans invite their friends over for a meal.   God’s vision for His people is much more radical.  It is about inviting strangers – people who are…

A sad song for seasons of sadness

A number of us have just finished reading the book of Lamentations together. It is a book that reminds us that we don’t have to pretend everything is fine.  It is OK for God’s people to sing songs of sadness.  Here is one such song that stopped me in my tracks.  It expresses how many…

Last Sunday, in Luke 10:38-42 Jesus called us to put sitting at His feet and listening to Him before all else (if you were away, click here to listen to the sermon).  I promised that each day this week I would share some of the quotes (and a video) that have helped to keep me excited about reading the Bible.  Here is…