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6 Unique Claims of Jesus

  1. No one says they came down from heaven but Jesus (John 6:38, 41–42, 60, 66)
  2. No one says they are God but Jesus (John 10:30–33)
  3. No one says they are sinless but Jesus (John 8:46)
  4. No one says they can forgive sins but Jesus (Mark 2:5)
  5. No one says they are the way to heaven but Jesus (John 14:6)
  6. No one promised to rise from death but Jesus (Mark 10:33–34)

Taken from Mars Hill blog post where you can read more.

What do you think?

The difference one vote can make

In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England
In 1649, one vote caused Charles I to be executed
In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German
In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union
In 1875, one vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic
In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B Hayes the United States Presidency
In 1923, one vote gave Adolf Hitler control of the Nazi party
In 1941, one vote saved the Selective Service System just 12 weeks before Pearl Harbour

Taken from vote2009.eu

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What would you ask God?

February 9, 2009 1 comment

Do you have any questions that you’ve always wanted to ask about God? Personally, I have a couple that have always wanted some solid answers to. Here are a few in my head:

  • Why does God let suffering happen?
  • If God is in control why doesn’t he just fix the problem straight away?
  • Where did sin come from?
  • Where did the devil come from?

The list goes on and on for me. The point is that everyone has questions. Even if you don’t believe in God you still might have questions about what Christians believe. Here is your opportunity to ask them. The church I belong to, St Andrews at Seven, is has a page where you can ask any question.

The answers will be presented in a series of 3 talks. Each talk will be available for download via the the web site. I’ll also blog which were the main questions that were asked. You are more than welcome to attend the talks or ask me for me for more information.

So, what is your question?

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All My Tears by Jars of Clay

October 8, 2008 1 comment

I was playing around with the new beta of music player/streamer from Spotify when I came across a song from Jars of Clay called “All My Tears“.I think the song was originally written by Julie Miller. I love the lyrics and especially the part about how “Gold and silver blind the eye, Temporary riches lie” words particular relevant given the recent financial market crisis.

You can listen to the track on LastFM or Spotify (if you have an account).

Here are the lyrics:

When I go, don’t cry for me
In my Father’s arms I’ll be
The wounds this world left on my soul
Will all be healed and I’ll be whole.
Sun and moon will be replaced
With the light of Jesus’ face
And I will not be ashamed
For my Savior knows my name.

It don’t matter where you bury me,
I’ll be home and I’ll be free.
It don’t matter where I lay,
All my tears be washed away.

Gold and silver blind the eye
Temporary riches lie
Come and eat from heaven’s store,
Come and drink, and thirst no more

It don’t matter where you bury me
I’ll be home and I’ll be free
It don’t matter where I lay
All my tears be washed away

So, weep not for me my friends,
When my time below does end
For my life belongs to Him
Who will raise the dead again.

It don’t matter where you bury me,
I’ll be home and I’ll be free.
It don’t matter where I lay,
All my tears be washed away.

Should I stay in England or go back to South Africa?

A question that is often asked by many South Africans. The church I go to is holding an event to give some guidance on the question.

An event for South Africans to think Biblically about whether to return to SA or stay in the UK

Guests are welcome – both South African and non-South African, Christian and non-Christian. (The event though is geared to South African Christians)

There is an event posted on facebook. Please let the organiser know if you are coming along.

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Christmas Carols by Candelight at Dundonald Church

December 14, 2007 Leave a comment