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Running from Grace

Running from Grace

The Minor Prophets are not among most Christians’ favourite sections of Scripture. Due to its narrative nature, Jonah is an exception. Jonah’s story is well-known to adults and children alike. In terms of the Minor Prophets, Jonah is really the first in a two-part...
No Turning Back

No Turning Back

One of the most enduring children’s Sunday school songs is “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” There are different versions of the song’s history but its theme is clear: It proclaims the singer’s commitment (decision) to follow Christ regardless of the cost. The refrain...
Be Helpful

Be Helpful

This will be brief, to the point, and, I hope, helpful. My appeal is to every member of our church: Be helpful. Specifically, help others to follow Jesus. Though there are still lots of things that we cannot do during lockdown, we can do the most important thing, the...
Community Witness

Community Witness

Psalm 98 continues the theme of divine kingship and is, therefore, in many respects quite similar to the psalms that surround it. Once again, the psalmist sings joyfully to God as king. Once again, he rejoices in the “marvellous things” that the king has done for his...
Displayed for Him

Displayed for Him

During my early years of having come to know the Lord as my Saviour, God brought it to my attention that the words that we speak as ambassadors for him are not in vain and do not come back empty. I was able to experience this first hand when a lost friend of mine...