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Sharing the Christian Life

"The Christian is called upon to be the partner of God in the work of the conversion of men" (William Barclay 1907–1978)The effort that has gone into technical and medical development in our lifetime is almost beyond comprehension. Whilst these developments and...

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Luke 15:10b "There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." (NIV) This is a verse that I particularly like to share when I am mentoring prisoners by mail through Crossroads Prison Ministries. I mark the Bible lessons that they...

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Love Fulfills

"For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:14 NLT In a split second, their lives were changed.Bobby and Jackie were a young couple with a small child. He had been called into youth ministry and was serving in...

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Lighting up the Darkness

"You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness." Psalm 18:28 NLT As soon as the time changed, the darkness crept in.Although I love the fall and winter months, changing from Daylight Savings Time to normal time brings a little gloom. For some, it...

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A Bird in a Cage

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." (Sir James M. Barrie 1860–1937)   This is a story about a singing bird.   This bird didn't sing in the open, away from buildings and people.   It didn't fly from tree to tree.   In fact...

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Shining the Light

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 NKJVThere was room at the table, but I wondered whether or not I should sit. After all, I was a preacher.My wife and I and a couple from church were...

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Now I Know in Part…

Having recently retired from being a Professor of Biology, I find the transition strange. No longer Professor, I am Professor Emeritus, and have the privilege of carrying on what I have been doing over the last couple of decades: on the biological side, exploring the...

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