What If?
What If?

I’ve heard a book has been written that asks the question, ‘What if Jesus never came?’ I have not read the book, so this is not plagiarism, but the question intrigued me. As I write this, I ask the question: What if Jesus hadn’t come? There would be numerous consequences: We wouldn’t know that God

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Becoming Martha
Becoming Martha

I recently met a young Christian man who was amazingly honest. He said that, as a young person, he became addicted to computer games. He knew that addictions to drugs, alcohol and pornography were wrong, but playing computer games was never mentioned as being wrong and, of course, it isn’t. However, when something becomes an

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Lord Edmiston

God Can’t, But You Can
God Can’t, But You Can

There are a number of things God can’t do: He can’t lie; He can’t deny Himself; He can’t break His Word. But there is only one thing that God cannot have, unless we give it to Him: that is our love. He can make new universes, and we know there will be a new heaven

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Lord Edmiston

Easter and Judas
Easter and Judas

As we approach Easter, we typically think of the death and resurrection of Jesus. I suppose few of us spend any time thinking about Judas and, if we did, our thoughts would be negative as his name has become synonymous with betrayal. How did Judas become a person whose life stains the pages of history:

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Lord Edmiston

Gratitude
Gratitude

I am writing this on the 1st of January, though by the time you read it 2018 will be in full swing.  In any case, I do think it is important that we look back on the previous year with gratitude to God. For some, 2017 would have been a terrible year, for others it

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Lord Edmiston

The First Christmas
The First Christmas

Christmas is a time when families get together, exchange gifts and share in fun and friendship. It can also be a time of great personal stress, with pressure on finances, the effort to think of appropriate gifts, and all of the preparations. For others, it can be a lonely time; a time of refection of

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Lord Edmiston

The Sower
The Sower

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12:24    I have been contemplating the story of the sower as mentioned in Matthew Chapter 13. The interesting thing is that the illustration is so simple

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Lord Edmiston

Speaking the Truth in Love
Speaking the Truth in Love

Read Ephesians 4. Verse 15 says: “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.” I have recently been challenged by this scripture as, whilst we all know it and say it, I wonder how many of us

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Lord Edmiston

Don’t Delay
Don’t Delay

I don’t know anybody who likes going to hospital or visiting the dentist. The only time that we are really keen to go is when we are in pain. Personally, I hate needles. It’s completely irrational, as at 6’4” and 250lbs, how could I be worried about such a small object? Yet the fear of

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Losing Weight
Losing Weight

Hebrews 12:1 says, ‘…let us lay aside every weight…’ The author, thought to be Paul, talks here about running a race. It is in this context that he refers to laying aside every weight. Weight is a killer. Putting it on is easy, but getting rid of it requires major effort. I know, because I

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