Dealing with guilt

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1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. – Psalm 51:1-2 Dear Brothers and Sisters, How do you deal with guilt? Guilt is something all of us have felt at one time or another. Guilt … Read More

Torn away … for a short time

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17 But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavoured the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face, 18 because we wanted to come to you – 1 Thessalonians 2:17-18 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this finds you well. Last Sunday we live-streamed … Read More

Real hope

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5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. 6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I shall not be shaken. – Psalm 62:5-6 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With the recent advancement in Covid-19 vaccines, there is great hope in the air. The development and distribution of the … Read More

Finding comfort in Jesus

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33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 ‘Where have you laid him?’ he asked ‘Come and see, Lord,’ they replied. 35 Jesus wept. – John 11:33-35 Dear Brothers and Sisters, This week, as a nation, we were faced with the tragic … Read More

The Lord is my helper

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God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’6 So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’ – Hebrews 13:5-6 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The last 9 months have taken its toll on many of us. We feel tired and worn out … Read More

The Son, sustaining all things by his powerful word

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3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. – Hebrews 1:3 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I hope and pray you all had a peaceful Christmas and New Year. This past Christmas and New Year, for many of us, was filled with disappointment. Last … Read More

A peaceful and Christ-filled Christmas

MarkBible Reflection, Christmas

6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. – Luke 2:6-7 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This year has been a hard year … Read More

True peace

MarkBible Reflection, Christmas

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.’ – Luke 2:13-14 All of us can think of things that naturally go together: so, Christmas dinner and turkey; The Two Ronnie’s; Eric and … Read More

May we be like the shepherds

MarkBible Reflection, Christmas

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. – Luke 2:16-18 Dear Brothers and Sisters, … Read More

Jesus Christ, the light of all mankind

MarkBible Reflection, Christmas

4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:4-5 Dear Brothers and Sisters, We live in a world full of darkness. The year 2020 has been a painful reminder of this. This year has brought us face to … Read More