Category Archives: the cross

The Glory of the Story

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. Easter is fast approaching. Some of you may be making plans for a short holiday. Others of you may be working frantically to meet deadlines. Some of you may be wondering how you’re going to … Continue reading

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Looking Backwards to go Forward

Hi everyone. Rob here. On Friday I stumbled upon an invitation to a Bible College reunion that was happening the next day. I knew I had to go so, with a bit of scrambling, Kiley and I headed up to … Continue reading

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A Tough and Rugged Peace

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. As I look around at my church family I see people experiencing the full spectrum of human experience. Some have just faced a tragic loss. Others are anticipating the birth of a child. Still others … Continue reading

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The Victory of Powerlessness

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’ve been pondering the profound relationship in Scripture between power and powerlessness. We see this relationship described in Colossians 2:15. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over … Continue reading

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Joy and Sacrifice

Hi everyone. Rob here. In John 17 Jesus prays for his disciples and for us who will follow in their footsteps. He prays for divine protection; protection of their faith and their hearts. He then says this to his Father … Continue reading

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The Power of Dying

Hi everyone. Rob here. We’ve been going through 1 Corinthians as a church this year. It’s amazing just how many issues in that book seem so current today: Homosexuality, sexuality in general, gender issues, the divide between rich and poor, … Continue reading

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