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A longer read (part 3)

Submitted by martinleech on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 14:32

We thank God for the amazing advances in technology in many areas of life, not least in the medical sphere. We are also grateful for the means to instantly connect and communicate with each other via the internet and social media. Nevertheless, we surely must agree that the kind of “meetings” we rely on in the present circumstances fall far short, in lots of ways, of the ideal. For instance, we are deprived of real fellowship which normally would necessitate physical presence and mutual input à la Hebrews 10:25...

A longer read (part 2)

Submitted by martinleech on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 11:21

That God is sovereign is an indisputable fact and not a matter for discussion but for submission, worship and adoration in the obedience of faith. The Lord's concern is primarily and overwhelmingly a concern for His glory and honour. To this must be added His concern for His people and their holiness of life. Furthermore, it is evident that He is not negligent of His world but, on the contrary, is involved on a daily basis with the pursuit of justice, well-being and peace of the nations. This explains why He must judge the world and rebuke injustices and exploitation of the poor...

A longer read (part 1)

Submitted by martinleech on Thu, 21/05/2020 - 09:08

I recently spoke with a good friend who has been a pastor for many years both in this country and abroad. He is now retired but still actively involved in a church and he told me about an article he wrote for his church newsletter in which he reflects on the crisis caused by the pandemic. He has kindly given me permission to reproduce it here with some light editing. I will post it in three parts, the first follows...

Feed the mind, feed the heart

Submitted by martinleech on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 15:25

Back at the end of March - which seems like a long time ago now - I drew attention to our online resources page in this blog post. Since then, I have added some further recommended resources. There is a wealth of good spiritually sound teaching available on the internet, though we also need to be aware that there is also a vast quantity of error, deceit and harmful material online...

Priorities

Submitted by martinleech on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 19:14

You can learn a lot about yourself by thinking about your priorities in life. Ask yourself some questions. What counts with you, what matters most to you? What would you choose to take with you if you were going to be stranded on Radio 4's desert island? How do you choose to spend your free time or any spare money? Our priorities may not lie in material things but perhaps in the joy of family life, or a hobby, or a good book or the pursuit of happiness, peace or satisfaction, however we think they may be found...