Self Control

Self Control

We’re all aware that self-control is one of the Biblical disciplines of a Christian life. Some forms of self-control are relatively easy for us, and others considerably more difficult. For example, you may state confidently that you are not promiscuous, a drunkard, gambler or practice any of the other troublesome human behaviours which are prevalent in society. However, before we take any personal credit for being such a ‘good person’,...

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Hypocrite

Hypocrite

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the term ‘Hypocrite’ and its meaning in today’s society. It is widely used to describe someone who pretends to be something which they are not, especially in order to deceive or gain respect or popularity. However, it is being used more and more to describe those who hold to Biblical truths against an ever-changing backdrop. Sadly, those who use the term to describe others are very often the ones who are more...

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Equality

Equality

It seems that, with every day that passes, society becomes ever more obsessed with ‘equality.’ We want equal pay, equal access to any career, equal opportunities in every sphere of life. Obviously, a man and woman doing the same job to the same standard should be given the same pay, but do we all have the same right to practice any career we want? Would you feel confident that your army comprising of equal numbers of men and women would be...

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Are you afraid?

Are you afraid?

Are you afraid? Then join the rest of us! Fear is a very real part of our lives, and it causes us such misery. Some people are generally more anxious than others and seem to worry about things which we might regard as being trivial. However, there’s no doubt that every one of us suffers genuine and understandable fear at various times in our lives. It may arise from serious concerns over our own or loved one’s physical safety, health,...

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The hem of His Garment

The hem of His Garment

We’re all probably very familiar with the story in Matthew’s Gospel of the woman with an ongoing haemorrhage who ‘touched the hem’ of Jesus’ garment, hoping to be healed. And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” (Matthew 9:20-21) But why the hem? It seems strange that she would...

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