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And The Winner Is.... Print E-mail
Written by Graham Currie   
Monday, 09 May 2016 12:15

AND THE WINNER IS....

I don't know if you watched the BAFTA Awards last night, but I was celebrating my own award, not for TV but Player Of The Year at my Table Tennis Club. If you have ever won an award for anything, you will know how proud it makes you feel, even if it's a Blue Peter badge! Recognising achievement is a healthy thing to do, as it encourages and inspires the person being recognised. God himself recognises all that we do, even what might seem small or insignificant to us, and we will be rewarded one day when we stand before him. We might also be surprised who receives the greatest reward, as the bIble says "the first will be last and the last first". What a day that will be!

 
Looking To Jesus Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 April 2016 16:33

LOOKING TO JESUS

I wonder who you look up to in life? Perhaps a member of your family. Perhaps a public figure. Funnily enough I look up to David Beckham, who seems to be a good family man despite the pressures that come with fame. When you read through the Bible there are many people who have been written about, some of whom are very flawed characters indeed. I suppose we are all like that, if we're honest, a mixture of good and bad. But undoubtedly there is one person who rises above all others, one to whom we can always look up to, and that person is Jesus. The writer to the Hebrews said "consider him", and that is the best advice anyone can give!

 
Ambassadors Of Christ Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 April 2016 15:39

AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST

A few years ago I met an old school friend at a class reunion, and I was surprised to hear that he had become an ambassador working for the United Nations. What a great privilege to be the representative of a nation, people group or organisation. When people met my school friend in his ambassadorial capacity, then they were meeting, in effect, the nation or people group he represented. He spoke with the delegated authority of that nation, and people listened to what he had to say. For those of us who are Christians, we are ambassadors of Christ. The Bible says that all Christians are God's representatives on earth, and when people see us then they see and hear Jesus. What an amazing privilege this is!

 
April Fools Print E-mail
Written by Graham Currie   
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 13:07

APRIL FOOLS

The best April Fool joke I remember, was published by the East Kilbride News in the 1980s (everything good happened in the 1980s!). It showed a block of high rise flats, with an extenision built out from the living room of one of the flats. It looked so realistic, until you read the reporter's name Mr I Fulham. As with all aspects of human life, the Bible has something to say about this. The Apostle Paul said "we are fools for Christ", indicating that as Christians we will be considered foolish by some for following Jesus. But as Paul also said on another occasion, "we are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation". I would rather be a fool for Christ than be a fool for anybody else, and one day God will honour those who honour Him.

 
Worship Is A 2 Way Experience Print E-mail
Written by Graham Currie   
Monday, 21 March 2016 18:38

WORSHIP IS A 2 WAY EXPERIENCE

As Christians we have the privilege to be able to worship the Lord together when we meet on Sundays, or through the week. And when we worship, it is important to remember that worship is a 2 way experience. We sing and open our hearts and express our emotion, we lift our hands or bow our heads. We give to God our love and adoration. But in return God communicates with us too. If we listen in our hearts, we can hear his voice speak to us. We can sense his presence as we sing. We can feel his loving arms around us, and see his face smiling upon us. Worship is a 2 way experience. 

 
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