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“What to do when you are stuck with God”

In last week’s episode (number 46) we looked at more reasons why we need a specific place for study. Please let me know how you’ve been getting on with your own study.   This week, let’s talk about what to do when you are stuck in your relationship with God. We’ve all been there. I […]

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“How to reap your reward”: Hebrews 12, Acts 8

It is easy to grow weary and lose heart in the Christian race.  Hebrews chapter 12 provides us with the inspiration of Jesus, and Acts chapter 8 provides us with the inspiration of the early Christians. In this lesson, I examine how their examples help us to not give in to the temptation to become […]

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“Warnings and Promises from Hebrews”

In this final class we look at some of the warnings and promises in Hebrews. Click for the Handout. Please leave a comment with your own thoughts, or post a question. “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd […]

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“How To Be Humble, Hungry and Smart – Part 1”

What are the most essential spiritual qualities for a disciple? How about these three: humble, hungry and smart?   I should explain. I’ve finished a fascinating book, “The ideal team player: how to recognise and cultivate the three essential virtues”, by Patrick Lencioni.   Written as a fable, it tells the story of Jeff and […]

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“How to finish the race”, Hebrews chapter 12

What will it take to finish the Christian race? We take a look at the exhortations, warnings and inspiration in Hebrews chapter 12. Thank you for watching and listening. You can find more episodes on the topic of spiritual disciplines here. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn […]

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“How to ask people to pray for you”

Is there something wrong with asking people to pray for us? Do you feel uncomfortable doing so? Is it selfish? Is there a right way and a wrong way?     I received a prayer request from a friend of mine this morning. It was for a friend of theirs. Nothing wrong with that. And […]

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“How to be Willing”, Hebrews chapter 10

How can we be willing to love God and serve Him? We look at the willingness of Jesus to offer his body and the willingness of God to remember our sins no more. Please leave a comment with your own thoughts, or post a question. “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood […]

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“How to be heard by God”

It’s very frustrating to be ignored. When it’s a stranger it’s an inconvenience. When it’s your children it’s an annoyance. When it’s your spouse, it’s an emergency!   But what about when it’s God?     I took my usual prayer walk this morning in the park. I saw many dogs and their owners. I […]

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“How to have a clear conscience”, Hebrews Chapter 9

What is it that gives us a clear conscience? How can we maintain a clear conscience over a lifetime? We look at Jesus and the way his one time sacrifice as a ransom sets us free from the slavery of a troubled conscience before God. Please leave a comment with your own thoughts, or post […]

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“They will all know me”, Hebrews Chapter 8

We are now really at the heart of the message of the book of Hebrews. The chapter begins with ‘the point’, which is the ‘main point’, showing that this is the author’s main point about the priesthood. We take a look at Hebrews chapter 8. We examine the Old Covenant problems, the New Covenant promises […]