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Remember rock band Delirious? They re-imagined what Psalm 139 might look like written in the twenty-first century. It starts like this, ‘Investigate my life and make me clean/ Shine upon the darkest place in me/ To you my life’s an open book/ So turn the page and take a...

 
Paul insists we know the difference between right and wrong. No matter what advantages twisting our sense of right may bring, Paul warns us to stay God’s side of the fence. He lays it on the line to Timothy: ‘Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear...

 
The angel of death passed over every home smeared with goat’s blood. Yet that was specific to that particular story in the Bible (find it in Exodus 12). You can decorate your front porch with Dulux’s finest sacrificial blood range today and still not be exempt from...

 
The Bible says, ‘God … made Jesus perfect by suffering.’ Pain is a learning experience.  A friend cheats on us, an illness steals our youth, a parent abandons us; none of us escapes. Even ‘Jesus … had to suffer before He could learn what it...

 
The Chief of the entire British Army held the phone to his ear. The enemy were closing in. Bombs blitzed the capital. Fighter jets tore through the sky. The white cliffs of Dover were surrounded by battleships. And still the Prime Minister refused to retaliate in battle. ‘...

 
Wonder what the final thoughts of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego must’ve been? Perhaps there were last flashes of doubt as they were dragged closer and closer towards the ovens. Did Shadrach think, ‘Nobody else is risking martyrdom – why should I?’ Or what...

 
The fire was as hot as if the devil himself had stoked the flames. Gold would melt into bullion tears in this heat. Why, even the sun would be eaten alive if fed to this hellish inferno, so what chance did the frail flesh of three young men have of survival?
 
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A suicide note is found at the body of a brilliant doctor. The genius has created a potion which enables a person to behave in ways uncharacteristic of themselves. The potion takes away the things that bind and opens up a new freedom and courage. Except the freedom sets loose a...

 
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) says, ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’ From the moment you gave it up for Jesus (and even “whilst you were still far off”!), the Holy Spirit took a Dyson to your insides,...

 
What are your eyes fixed on? Fame? The trouble with fame is, it’s one big popularity contest. In order to stay popular you have to keep up with the times. But the times change and so do you. You have to change to fit in and you can forget who you are in the first place. Is...