WEEK 8: Inside Out

14th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)   I have often looked at or listened…

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WEEK 7: God Never Sleeps

10th December 2018 . by incontext_adm

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121:2-4, NIV)   I’ve always liked a solid eight hours of sleep at night. That…

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WEEK 6: Feelings Lie

2nd December 2018 . by incontext_adm

“‘What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ ‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered,…

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WEEK 5: Total Dependency

26th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything. Rather, He Himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man He…

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WEEK 4: Never Too Young

19th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

“’Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?’ Jesus said, ‘Have the people sit down.’ There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and…

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WEEK 3: What You Were Created For

11th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV) It has often happened that I’ve learnt a spiritual lesson from food! One such time was when I bought a box of grapes….

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WEEK 2: Who Do You Call On?

5th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NIV) During a recent stint in hospital, I noticed that the tap in the bathroom was dripping. We live in a drought-stricken area and are subject to severe water restrictions, and to top it off there was…

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WEEK 1: Not an Island

29th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” (Philippians 1:3, NIV) Not too long ago, I experienced quite a challenge with service providers who were making my job harder than it needed to be. As I parked my car and walked to the office, I thought to myself: “I wish I were on an…

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WEEK 10: Just Be

15th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“For You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14, NIV) Whenever I would go on any outreach or mission trip, I always had the tendency to ask myself what…

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WEEK 9: Places of Hope

8th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:24b, NIV) During a visit to Lebanon, we were able to visit a few refugee camps. As we were driving to…

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