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If you went to the doctor and were told that you had coronary heart disease, you’d want to do something about it, fast. The root of the problem could be high cholesterol from a bad diet, or a lack of exercise, or years of neglecting your health. Well, spiritually, we can be just the same....

‘At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, ‘Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?’ Jesus replied, ‘Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.’ (Matthew 18:21–22 TM). Maybe at that point, a thought ran through Peter’...

What are you hungry for? What do you thirst for? Jesus says that if you’re hungry for the right things, for righteousness itself, then you’ll be filled. He is promising that this mess of the world-as-we-know-it is going to be sorted out. And in the meantime, if what drives you in...

Being gentle doesn’t mean being weak. When you were a baby, your parents’ arms were the strongest things you knew, but they never squeezed you anywhere near as hard as they could. They weren’t weak, they were gentle. Gentleness isn’t about the amount of strength...

Life’s full of difficult questions and perplexing circumstances and we’re often left with ‘whys, what ifs and maybes’. Sometimes, the paracetamol of a quick prayer in a ministry time isn’t enough to ease the pain of the grief we can feel when, for instance, we...

Over the next few days, we’ll be looking at the Sermon on the Mount and seeing who God considers ‘blessed’, which basically means ‘supremely happy’. You might find it surprising. Right before we start, note that Jesus isn’t simply giving us instructions in the...

We’ve come back again to the story of Lazarus because it’s such a great model of what Jesus does to bring you new life. Tomorrow is the start of a new year, a time to leave the disappointments and hurts of the year in the past. Let this story stay with you as you cross into 2013....

You know the threadbare tat some stores pass off as clothing on their sale rails? Buy one of the ‘bargains’ and there’s a little clause in the purchase – no refunds. Why not? Because they’ll remind you that you bought it ‘as seen’. It’s like that...

Forget Rambo, forget Vin Diesel, forget the dirty vested bloke in Die Hard … Want to know the archetypal action hero? It’s Paul in the book of Acts. Honest. And this isn’t one of those moments where the vicar compares Jesus to N-Dubz in order to sound ‘down with the kidz...

History proves that much prayer results in much blessing; and little prayer, little blessing. John Wesley was instrumental in changing the spiritual climate of Britain. In the 18th Century, his open air preaches gathered enormous crowds, with many encountering the person of Jesus for the first...