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Posted on Jun 7, 2013

Know Your History!

Know Your History!

  Some weeks ago I had entered into a rather challenging conversation with a lady in Denby Dale whilst handing out leaflets inviting people to attend our Church service. The lady was clearly well read and was interested in history and philosophy and I’m afraid my knowledge on such matters does not go to any great depths, as far back as World War I really. Anyway, I made a simple attempt to make known the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but as the conversation ended, her parting comment has reverberated in my mind ever since – “know your history”. It was apparent that my feeble attempt to converse with this particular lady had left her with an awareness of my lack of knowledge. Some may think this is an issue of pride on my part, not being able to compete on an intellectual level, and they’d be right. But there is an issue here that affects all Christians. Do Christians know about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ?...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2013

There is no number too small for the Lord

There is no number too small for the Lord

Our God likes it when the numbers are not in our favour. There are plenty of examples in the bible where The Lord either allows or actively makes the numbers hopeless. When Gideon was getting ready to face the Midianite and Amalakite forces, The Lord told him he had too many men. Despite the fact that in a battle you cannot have too many men, The Lord actively reduced the Israelite numbers from 22,000 to 300 saying, ‘You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, “My own strength has saved me.” And in the case of the widow of Zarephath, The Lord waits until the widow has just a handful of flour and a little oil in a jar, before the prophet comes and says, For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord...

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