Reflection – Paralysis

“Then behold, they brought to him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you’ ” (Matt 9:2). It was an awkward moment. The men had gone to a great deal of trouble...

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The Prophecy of Amos: Concerning the Main Themes

Introduction The Book of Amos reveals the prophet to be an honest, courageous and passionate man, who distinguished himself from the professional prophets, for they could be corrupted by priests and regal patrons. He was a native of Tekoa, a barren hilly district about six miles south of Bethlehem (Amos...

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Exhortation – Doubt

January 2019 The boy with the unclean spirit We find in Mark the scene of a desperate man, a father, with a son who has been horribly sick for some time with seizures and convulsions, often causing him harm: “And someone from the crowd answered him, ‘Teacher, I brought my...

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Editorial – Speaking About God

 January 2019 The Bull Ring, Birmingham Two months ago, I talked about living in the light of the second coming of Jesus, and how it should illuminate our lives and the way we talk. At the time this somehow led me to remember my somewhat limited experience with open-air preaching....

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