Christian Life

Biblical Curses

August 2009   Note: There are many passages in the Bible that talk about curses. Some Christians find them are so troubling that they tend to ignore them or reject them as not applicable for today. If we believe that all scripture is inspired by God, we cannot ignore unpleasant passages found in the …

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Residual Anger

RESIDUAL ANGER Ajith Fernando   A few days ago I realised that Paul used the words “rejoice,” “rejoiced,” “joy,” and “glad” a total of sixteen times in the Epistle to the Philippians. The great Bible scholar A. T. Robertson aptly named his classic exposition on Philippians, Paul’s Joy in Christ. This Epistle was written …

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Rules And NO

WHEN YOUR REQUESTS ARE REJECTED     When you are part of a church or organisation, it is always hard when you ask for something and are told that you will not get what you ask for. You may be asking for funding for a project that you are passionate about, or it may …

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Complete Obedience

Written in 2010   Complete Obedience. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 contains a list of the blessings the nation Israel will receive if they obey God fully. At the start and end of this section are statements that the blessings are for those who completely obey. In two places in the body of the passage are two …

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