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Posts from November 2017

The shadow and the real thing

The Wednesday homegroup has now reached chapter 8 in its studies in the letter to the Hebrews and we were particularly blessed last week to consider the similarities and yet stunning differences between the Old Covenant under Moses and the New Covenant in Christ.  The Life Application Study Bible has a very helpful table illustrating the ‘shadow’ and the ‘reality’, together with…

In our / His thoughts – 12 November 2017

We remember again this weekend all those who have died or been injured in warfare since the First World War.  This year our remembrance is particularly poignant as it is the 100th anniversary of the three month Battle of Passchendaele, with the final assault taking place on 10 November 1917.  For many, the name Passchendaele symbolises the ‘Great War’ in one word…

The reformed church – 29 October

On Tuesday 31 October, while some will be ‘celebrating’ Halloween, many will be remembering the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, supposedly launched when Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.  I say supposedly because there is no real evidence for this (after all B&Q hadn’t yet been established).  What did happen is that on 31 October 1517…

Still waiting – 22 October

I had hoped that I would be announcing the birth of our second grandchild – but we (and especially Fiona) are still waiting.  It is true that we are closer than we’ve ever been, but this may not be the greatest consolation! Paul, however, does write in a similar vein to the Romans – “our salvation is nearer now than when we…