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Posts from January 2017

Bridges not barriers

To fulfil one of his key election pledges Donald Trump, the new President of the USA, has already ordered the construction of a wall between America and Mexico, with the promise that Mexico will pay for it. Many, dating back to Martin Luther King and beyond, have commented that mankind should build ‘bridges’ rather than ‘walls’ and it seems especially unjust that…

Servant leadership

My Bible readings on Friday, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the USA, included Matthew 20 in which Jesus talks about power and true leadership.  In verse 25 He warns that “the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them”.  However, Jesus says that, in God’s kingdom, leadership is…

Neglecting the House of God

The Wednesday evening homegroup is currently studying the book of Nehemiah and this week looked at the covenant / agreement the people made in 9v38 – 10v39. Their overall objective, summarised at the end of 10v39, was to avoid neglecting the house of God. The covenant stated, therefore, that they would obey all God’s commands, not allow inter-marriage with non-Jewish people, observe…

Following at a distance

Last weekend Gill and I stayed with my mother who lives at one of the highest points in south London.  On New Year’s Eve we walked the short distance to the top of her road where we joined around two hundred others watching the midnight fireworks from the London Eye.  It’s a pity so many others had the same idea(!), but actually…