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Scripture And this conversion of the Gentiles is exactly what the prophets predicted. Acts 15:15 NLT Comment Brother Lawrence (a 17th Century monk) said he was completely converted to Christ while looking at the bare branches of a tree in winter. The tree appeared dead, yet he knew that leaves, flowers and fruit would reappear. This deeply impressed him with...

Scripture While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called ‘the Baptizer,’ was preaching in the desert country of Judea. His message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: ‘Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.’ Matt 3:1 MSG But be on your guard. Don’t let the sharp edge of your expectation get dulled by parties and drinking...

Scripture  “Tell me what you think of this story: A man had two sons. He went up to the first and said, ‘Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard.’ The son answered, ‘I don’t want to.’ Later on he thought better of it and went. The father gave the same command to the second son. He...

Scripture Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each...

Scripture People should think of us as servants of Christ, the ones God has trusted with his secrets. 1Cor 4:1 NCV Comment ‘10 secret places you can only find on foot’ – this article appeared in the National Trust magazine. I have not yet explored any of these, but they sound exciting. Even more exciting – the secret places you...

Translating When2Pray for Pakistan and Uganda Our sister organisation Time for Marriage works closely with couples in Pakistan and Uganda amongst other countries, bringing the much needed message of God’s plan for marriage to communities where cultures bring huge barriers to married life. Blessing couples internationally In these cultures intimacy is often a taboo subject and we know that praying...

Scripture Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 Comment Prince George was christened this week. Regardless of our denomination and views on infant baptism it provides an opportunity to think about children. I’m sensitive to the fact that whether we can have them or...

God wants a personal relationship with us. Just as a loving parent wants to talk to his or her kids so God wants to communicate with us. He wants to hear from us and he loves it when we listen to him.  We talk to God and listen to him through prayer. God particularly likes it when two or more people...

Because God loves us Just as a loving parent wants to talk to his or her kids so God wants to communicate with us. He wants to hear from us and he wants us to listen to him. In today’s busy world it’s difficult to hear God’s quiet voice unless we make time for him. If we listen we will...