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John 6:1 - 15

Reading the familiar passage about the feeding of the 5000   it reminds me that we all have a tremendous opportunity for growing and expanding God's ministry.   The vehicle by which we can do this is called Christian Stewardship. By that I mean the way we invest and spend the resources God has placed in our care.  From the reading it seems to me that there are three things that we must do when it comes to our Christian Stewardship.

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Matthew 25:31 - 46

We are all called into the service of our Lord and this is a fact that is placed upon the life of every believer.   But what kind of service is that?   Well it doesn't take long in our Christian walk before we learn that the type of service that we give can be

Its that time of year again.............Christmas is almost upon us.    

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Are you ready?   Have you done all your Christmas shopping, baking, decorating etc.?  Just thinking about it all makes me feel tired!   I wonder what God makes of all this commotion, I wonder what Christmas is really all about?   You know what if you read Matthew 1:20 - 21 I think you will find the answer!

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart"  Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord

Do you remember your childhood?   All that sunshine and open air living?   We used to get up early, get dressed

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

This is probably one of the most difficult pieces of scripture to follow.

It is easily misunderstood and very often forgotten especially when we are in the middle of difficult circumstances that are sometimes prevalent in our lives.

WHAT IS CHURCH?

Colossians 1:24  -  ...........for the sake of His body, which is the church.

We all have different ideas about church, what it means, what it should be like and even what should happen within.  The other day I was reading a book called "So you don't want to

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Reading - 1 Kings 19:11-13

The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountainside in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by."   Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. 

"The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness". Psalm 18v28  


Reading - John 9

Many of us, including me, may remember the old lamplighter.   This was the man who went around the streets with his ladder and torch flame, setting the old gas lights ablaze for the night.