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Murray's midweek Message
November 18, 2015

Midweek Message: “Turnaround Parenting”

It’s not difficult to feel like a failure as a parent. Your goldfish may currently be more responsive to your discipline than your child. Your children may feel you are ‘out of date’ while they are the only ones ‘in date’, and that they are the ones who really know about ‘stuff’ in the real […]

November 13, 2015

Living the Message: Submission, a beautiful or “dirty word”?

In our post-modern world with its deep seated suspicion and distrust of institutions (including the institution of marriage), submission for many, has become a “dirty word”. A word representing a bygone era of powerful pompous males in dark stark starched suits, and, disempowered frustrated females wearing close-cut corsets covered by Victorian style dresses. Everyone knew […]

November 4, 2015

Living the Message: “Speaking Truth to Power”  

Sometimes we wonder what difference we can make in our nation, if any at all. Oftentimes we feel disempowered. We feel politics is not our thing. Around 2500 years ago, the nation of Israel faced similar challenges. They were a minority group dispersed and scattered over the massive, powerful Persian Empire. They did not have […]

October 29, 2015

Living the Message: “Are you easy to please? “

John had a solemn message of repentance. Jesus had a joyful one of new life. Both were about the kingdom of God. However, the generation of people among who John and Jesus came to live and serve did not receive either of their messages with favour, that’s why Matthew wrote, “To what can I compare […]

October 14, 2015

Living the Message: “Which side of the bed did you get up on?”

There are some days when we are not at our best. You could simply say, “I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed today,” which apparently alludes back to an ancient superstition that it was bad luck to put your left foot down first. Apologies to all ‘lefties’! But, what if the […]

October 1, 2015

Living the Message: What is God’s purpose for YOUR life?

Powerful new personal realities take place when you come to God through faith in Jesus. You are given a new position in Him, which defines who you are, where you are going and how you live each day … You are abundantly blessed with, “every spiritual blessing in Christ.” This means you have all you […]

September 24, 2015

Living the Message: “He loves me, he loves me not”

He loves me, he loves me not or She loves me, she loves me not (originally effeuiller la marguerite in French) is a game of French origin in which one person seeks to determine whether the object of their affection returns that affection or not. A person playing the game alternately speaks the phrases “He (or she) loves me,” and “He loves […]

September 16, 2015

Living the Message: “One Sleepless Night …?”

We have all had sleepless nights for one reason or another. It’s too hot. It’s too cold. It’s too windy. It’s too stormy. We have too many worries. Or, we have been so excited about an event, a trip, meeting a friend, new job, running a race that restful sleep simply eluded us. A few […]

September 9, 2015

Living the Message: “Hesed”

“Hesed” – where would we be without it? I wish the good guys always won and the bad guys always lost. I wish good people were always appropriately rewarded for hard work and the lazy were not rewarded at all. I wish that good people became politicians and led our country well, as true leaders […]

August 25, 2015

Living the Message: “Excluded”

We all know what it feels like to be excluded. It could have happened when you were in your teens, it can also happen when you are a “toppie” … being left out of the fun, the team or the social group (online or otherwise). This can leave us more than a little disillusioned. Why […]

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