Posts made in November, 2017

Who’s knocking at your door? 3

Who’s knocking at your door?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Look! I have been standing at the door, and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me’ – Revelation 3:20 Living Bible THOUGHT: Radical changes have taken place recently concerning door to door selling. Many homes now display a sign stating “No cold callers”. Home owners, plagued by repeated calls from over-zealous sales teams using aggressive sales techniques, have resorted to this to protect their privacy. Acting on the advice of the Police and Trading Standards, they are now careful about who they want knocking on their door. In this teaching we will study two occasions in the Bible where it mentions something or someone being at the door. Both will have an influence over a person’s life if they are allowed to. Sin – ‘You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master’ – Genesis 4:7 NLT Cain’s offering had been rejected whereas his brother Abel’s was accepted. God warned Cain that there was a powerful force...

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Noticing Others! 1

Noticing Others!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘So the king asked me, “Why are you looking so sad? You don’t look sick to me. You must be deeply troubled.”’ – Nehemiah 2:2 NLT THOUGHT: Moving from Wadebridge to Exeter, I went from living in a small town of 5,000 to a city of over 100,000 people. I remember walking the High Street, seeing hundreds of people rushing to and fro, and thinking, “I don’t know anyone!” Previously in Wadebridge it sometimes took me an hour just to buy a newspaper, because I would stop and chat with people I knew. Another time walking along the High Street, I noticed how sad and worried the faces were of those around me. Looking at the ground as they walked, they seemed to be carrying all the cares of the world. The first time I was just thinking about me. The second occasion I started thinking about others because I noticed them. Jenny & I have just returned from a lovely holiday in Mexico. Despite forecasts of rain and stormy weather, we enjoyed brilliant sunshine and never saw a drop of rain to spoil our sunbathing or sightseeing! At breakfast on the first day I noticed a lady sat alone several tables away. She was making a phone...

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