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Christian Vision for Men – Men and Motives #3 Codelife

Christian Vision for Men is launching a new initiative called “Codelife“. This is a set of twelve aspirational values taken from the bible. As I heard the 12 codes explained at a CVM seminar last Saturday it occurred to me … Continue reading

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Types of Christians who work against Christ #2

I’ve found it a useful exercise this Lent to look at the characters and groups who resisted Jesus and eventually killed him.  It is easy to become like a member of one of those groups, as there is nothing new … Continue reading

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The Shack – what to make of it?

I wasn’t going to read The Shack, there’s lots of other books further up my reading list and I don’t get enough time to read them.  However, I said “if the book raises it’s head locally I’ll read it” and … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Erskine on assurance

Here’s a helpful extract from Ebenezer Erskine on assurance. How may I know if I be yet a vessel of mercy fitted by regenerating and sanctifying grace for the Master’s use?  Hath God yet formed me for himself? Hath he … Continue reading

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God is not a circus ringmaster

Lots of people think of God like a circus ringmaster and that religious people are like those poor animals who are made to to jump through hoops, run up ramps, balance on balls and go and fetch sticks in order … Continue reading

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Religion and football on a bungee

Following religious traditions and laws (going to church, being good, giving to charity, not smoking or drinking and so on) to get right with God is like playing a game of football (soccer) with the ball attached to an anchor … Continue reading

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On recovering from Neonomianism

I vividly remember saying to my wife in bed one night, “you know, I don’t think you need to do good works to be saved.” Her response was “stop thinking and go to sleep, talk to me about it in … Continue reading

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