Category Archives: Bible

10 More Things

1. The thrill of going fast on my bike 2. Salted caramel cookies 3. Friends who can make me laugh just by sending whatsapp messages 4. The smell of old books 5. Handel’s Messiah 6. The smell of laundry drying … Continue reading

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A Surprising Addiction

I love Table Talk Radio. Anyone who has listened to even one episode of this bizarre, persistently amateur yet strangely compelling radio show will know that it’s quite something to admit this publicly. But I am so hooked that I … Continue reading

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What’s the value of the Old Testament?

I’ve been wondering recently about the importance of the Old Testament. I think it’s become quite popular to harp on about how all of Scripture speaks of Jesus, and so we should teach and preach the whole Bible. I don’t … Continue reading

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Luther on Genesis 5

​“This is the rule, that cross and affliction always precede comfort. God does not comfort any unless they are sad, just as He also does not give life to any unless they are dead and does not declare any righteous … Continue reading

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God is love

I came across this in Matthew Henry’s commentary on the Bible, in reference to 1 John 4:14-16. I’m going to quote the whole section because it’s well worth pondering on. The history of the Lord Christ is the history of … Continue reading

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‘To this wisp of smoke…’

Commenting on 1 Peter 1:3-5, Paul Blackham writes the following: Life in this passing age is so fragile and fleeting. As the Scriptures say, our life is like smoke that quickly disappears. Whatever we achieve is soon forgotten. Who remembers … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

This is magnificent.

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Birthdays

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. This might change the way I think about birthdays!

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Luke 5:1-11

From Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Luke 5:1-11 Note, Even the best men are sinful men, and should be ready upon all occasions to own it, and especially to own it to Jesus Christ; for to whom else, but to him … Continue reading

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Good News of Great Joy (a bit late!)

I’ve been meaning to share this since the beginning of December, but time has just run away with me… But in case, like me, you’ve been rushing through this advent season, promising yourself time to stop and reflect once Christmas … Continue reading

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