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Comments from Colossians (2:16-19)

Don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (1:11-14)

“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share … Continue reading

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Out of Egypt

Some time ago, I heard Christine Caine (a fellow Aussie) describe how the Israelites, when they left their slavery in Egypt and headed for the Promised Land, managed to turn an 11-day hike into a 40-year odyssey! Her one-liner that … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 19 – Reflections Through Romans

“We have received … adoption as sons, by which we cry out ‘Abba! Father!’” (Romans 8:15) The Japanese have one of the highest adoption rates in the world. That would surprise some people. However, here’s the greater surprise. In 2011 … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 16 – Reflections Through Romans

“Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24) Many of us love Romans 7 for all the wrong reasons. In the chapter, Paul seems to be describing his continuing struggle with … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 15 – Reflections Through Romans

“We serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.” (Romans 7:6) The Gospel releases us from the Law (Romans 7:6) but legalism continues to dog the Church. As a first-born, I’m a natural rule-keeper. I … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 14 – Reflections Through Romans

“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey its lusts….” (Romans 6:12) Paul’s words sound impossible. I’m much more comfortable with what he says a chapter later: “No longer am I the one doing … Continue reading

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