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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 97. “The difference between moaning and groaning”

What is the spiritual difference between “moaning” and “groaning”? Is it important?  Biblically, moaning looks super-dangerous  (think Israel complaining in the desert), whilst groaning looks meaningful. But, is this accurate?  We need to get it right. This is on my mind for two reasons.  First of all because I’m teaching a class series on the […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 141: “Awesome Apollos”, Part 3, “Feed the fervour”

“When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the […]

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“A key to spiritual growth in 2019”

Quiet time coaching episode 69 Are you ready spiritually for the year ahead? I share some thoughts prompted by a book I’ve just started reading – “Glittering Vices” by Rebecca DeYoung. The New Testament uses both active and passive voice “Make every effort” (2 Peter 1) but also “Be transformed” (Romans 12). Studying our sinful disorder and deformation […]

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“The antidote to chaos”: Psalm 62

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.” (Psalms 62:1–2 NRSV) I spoke on what Psalm 62 has to teach us about what to do with the chaos in our lives. We looked at how Jesus has […]

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“Jealous or Curious” – Acts 5, Sermon, 17th June 2018

Are you jealous or curious? Guilty or curious? Is anything stopping you from living life with curiosity? What gets in the way of being curious about spiritual matters? We explore this topic with the help of an incident recorded in Acts chapter 5. You can find more videos on my YouTube channel. Please add your […]

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“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2

We continue our exploration of Psalm 100 by moving on to verse 2. As mentioned in previous blogs, I am planning a very special service based on the Psalm. To make sure that it’s focused in the right way, I’m devoting time and energy to studying, praying through and meditating on Psalm 100. I’m writing these blogs […]

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“How to re-enact a scene”

Bethany and her mother inspired me to record this teaching tip on how to re-enact a story. Such a technique can illustrate a point far better than words alone (Luke 20.24, Romans 6.23) Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. […]

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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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“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 […]