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Gideon: Peace in turmoil

I glanced above the crumbling wall. No Midianite soldiers in sight. They’d stolen our crops for years, but they weren’t getting this grain.

I shifted my heavy bag back onto my shoulder and ran towards the towering oak. I knew just the place to hide it: the winepress.

I started to separate the grains from the chaff in the pit, before looking up for enemy soldiers. I jumped. Sitting under the tree was a strange man.

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Why should Christians do good?

It’s that age-old question: if we’re saved by grace alone through our faith in Jesus, why bother with doing good? Paul anticipated this question:

‘What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?’ Romans 6:1

Well, no. We know that being a Christian means changes to our life. But why?

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When you feel like you're not growing

I long for spiritual maturity. I long for a better understanding of the Bible, a deeper trust in our Father’s promises, and a more Jesus-reflecting love (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).

The Bible talks about it all the time: ‘grow up in your spiritual salvation’ (1 Peter 2:2). ‘Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord (2 Peter 3:18).

Grow, grow, grow.

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Good news for fearful, busy and deeply insecure high-achievers (like me)

I was sixteen when I believed that Jesus came to save me from sin (1 Timothy 1:15) – my wilful rejection of a loving, holy and real creator.

I was told that those who’d receive him would receive life to the full (John 10:10) – both in this world and in the one to come. I received God’s gift of eternal life with a beaming smile. But life to the full here?

Well, I already had that covered.

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