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Because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. 2 Cor. 4:14 The resurrection of Jesus is unique. It doesn’t pretend Good Friday and death never happened. Rather they are the means of this new life, the tunnel which one has to go through to live again. Relationship Thank God for our baptism and...
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We have to face it: in more ways than one we all experience many struggles: conflicts with others, temptation to sin, feelings of anxiety and fear, distraction in prayer, the pain of a breakup. The list can go on. Here are 4 approaches we can take this Lent when we face our struggles. 1. Don't be surprised Dear friends, do not be surprised at the trials you are suffering, as though something strange...
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Here's 8 little known facts about Youth Fellowship   Throughout our history YF was held in at least 6 different locations until we settled in what we call 'Gattard’ downstairs'.   In the first YF meetings from March 1987 about 35 people plus the organisers attended. But by the summer of that year the number had dwindled so much that serious thought was given to closing it down. We are glad that...
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Some of us like gifts which are surprises and others not so much. I’m sure we all have the experience of gifts we don’t like or have no use for - and maybe even go on to the extent of recycling them. But then we also have the experience of gifts which really touch us and even transform us: and guess what? these are not usually material things but people. Have you...
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We are living in a world where not only do people follow the path of least resistance, not only are they sailing down the river and going with the flow, but they are building boats, ships, cabin cruisers to get there with more style. The only problem is that the message from the Son of God is this: if you go with the flow, you will lose God in the present ...
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We know they are everywhere - the internet, TV, adverts and so on. It is a multi-million euro business. 10 Eating Habits of the Highly Successful and Fit 9 Ways who to eat clean Top Five Diet Trends to Watch for 2016 The Gut-Be-Gone Programme   The truth is that we are what we eat! There is absolutely nothing wrong with physical fitness. But note what the Word of God tells train yourself...
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Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matt 6;21) Do you we want to know where your heart is? Go on a treasure hunt. My treasure is what I value and desire most, what in practice I set as the goal of my life, all that which shapes my decisions and values. To really follow Jesus and love Him with all our heart (Mark 12:39), at it most basic,...
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For all the joy of the resurrection and our relationship with God, we find that we still have to battle, that temptation can still be very real, that we are weak. This is what Peter found - the great promise breaker. John 21:1-25 A Promise Breaker Fails A Promise Keeper Restores A Promise Breaker becomes a Promise Keeper A Promise Breaker Fails Between the 1960s and 1990s, in a somewhat exaggerated way, people...
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The famous conqueror of the ancient world, Alexander the Great one day came across the philosopher Diogenes. Diogenes was staring attentively at a heap of bones. “What are you looking for?” asks Alexander. “Something that I cannot find” replied Diogenes. “And what might that be?” “The difference between your father’s bones and those of his slaves” We all one day will face death - not just that of others but our own!...
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1. Love is a choice Love is what you feel it is: this ever-ancient, ever-new deceptive ‘dogma’ permeates the modern world and sadly is also alive and well for some people in the Church today. Though well-meaning, they do not purport to replace the message of the Gospel but rather to re-interpret it, in the process discarding the revelation handed down to us by Scripture and consistent Church teaching through the...