Tag Archives: Jesus

The Practice of Love

Hi everyone. Rob here. In the book of James we see the old sage dispensing wisdom to his audience. It is wisdom born out of experience. As the leader of the Jerusalem church he had seen it all: Persecution, famine, … Continue reading

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The Reality of Transition

Hi everyone. Rob here. We are all hearing about the word ‘transition’ these days as America deals with the problem of managing a transition of presidential power when the defeated foe refuses to acknowledge the reality of their loss. It … Continue reading

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Loving and Ruling

Hi everyone. Rob here. This weekend my guys group had planned a road trip to Hawkes Bay. This morning we found out that wild weather and downed power lines meant that our accommodation had to be cancelled. We have made … Continue reading

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Shaken but Strong

Hello everyone. Rob here. It’s my daughter’s birthday today and my son’s next week. They are growing up and their parents are growing older. It’s a reminder, once again, that life is constant change and transition. 2020 has been one … Continue reading

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He Is Our Help

Hi everyone. Rob here. This morning I found myself thinking about Psalm 121. It starts like this: I lift up my eyes to the mountains –    where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth. I … Continue reading

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Love and Joy

Hi everyone. Rob here. John Eldredge was once given this bit of advice: The enemy is out to steal your joy. In a year like this one – pandemic, lockdowns, economic upheaval, race protests, climate protests, school shutdowns and the … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Have The Answers

Hi everyone. Rob here. I have been reading the first few chapters of Jeremiah. Jeremiah was given the call to be a prophet, a spokesperson for God, as a very young man, probably mid to late teens. Josiah, a good … Continue reading

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We Are All Human

Hi everyone. Rob here. Two nights ago I watched the award winning movie, “Twelve Years a Slave.” Based on a true story, it tells the tale of Solomon Northup, a free man who was abducted and placed into slavery in … Continue reading

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Prayer in a Changing World

Shalom. Rob here. As we take a step back and look at the bigger picture we can see a world in transition. Covid-19 is steadily remaking the world one infection at a time. Economies and the entire global economy is … Continue reading

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Rethinking Church (Finale): Movements Must Move.

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the things that is changing rapidly in church life is the role of denominations. In many ways a denomination is like a multi-national corporation that oversees regional areas and a multitude of smaller companies. … Continue reading

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