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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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“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 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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What we’re reading: “Zeal Without Burnout”: “A warning: beware celebrity!”

John 5.41 – Jesus did not accept glory from human beings. We have chosen a work the world despises, or at best considers marginal and odd. We are unlikely to get affirmation from the world, therefore it is all the more tempting to seek it from the congregation, or other church leaders. Psalm 146v3 – do not […]

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“Wonderful Grace”, Malcolm Cox