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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 85. “How to tell the difference between imperfect humility and perfect humility.”

Humility is a big deal. Biblically, one falls or rises depending on one’s possession of godly humility: “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:5–6 […]

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“Pay Attention!”, Acts 7

When we pay attention we notice what God is doing. When we don’t pay attention we miss out. We explore the lessons on paying attention from Acts chapter 7.   Slides can be accessed here: Acts7 Slides. Context: Charge One: Stephen is anti-temple Charge Two: Stephen is anti-law Summary: Jesus wants to destroy the temple and the […]

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“How to steal a dragon’s treasure”, Mark 9.30-37

Have you ever fought a dragon? I expect you have. We all have our ‘dragons’ to battle. But how do we know when a dragon is in our way? And, how do we fight it? Is it worth the effort? Are there any rewards? Oh, yes! Every dragon is hoarding treasure that’s rightfully yours. We […]

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“How to help the nearby needy”

How can we help the nearby needy? We run through an overview of the Bible’s teaching on helping the needy from the Old Testament to Jesus, to the early church, and the Apostle Paul. A discussion followed (not recorded) based on three questions: i. Who are my nearby needy? ii. How can I help my […]

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“How To Be Humble, Hungry and Smart – Part 2”

Last week I introduced the question as to which might be the most essential spiritual qualities for a disciple. My suggestion was these: humble, hungry and smart. The book, “The ideal team player: how to recognise and cultivate the three essential virtues” by Patrick Lencioni, provides a fascinating insight into the significance of these three […]

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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 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 […]