Viewing 128 posts by Jennie Pollock

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    Why Read the Old Testament?

    I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here; you all know how wonderful exciting and necessary the Old Testament is. But I know many people struggle with it, so at our... Read more
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    A Chromatogram, Not A Ladder

    We all know (don't we?) that the leaders in a church are not 'better' than anyone else. They might be held to a higher standard, and have certain criteria they have to... Read more
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    Don’t Skip the Genealogies

    If you were compiling the New Testament and had been told by God that yes, he really did want all four of the Gospels in there, which one would you have chosen to put... Read more
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    The Courage To Say “Help”

    “What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” asked the boy.
    “Help,” said the horse.

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    Multiplanting – A Review

    Further to Matt's post last week about multiplying churches, here's a book giving one model of how that can be achieved. If you're convinced by the 'why' and thinking... Read more
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    He Came Walking

    Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Bible may be old, but boy is it rich! Look at this part that I stumbled upon the other day, on Genesis 3:8: Read more
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    Not Sleeping but Strutting

    At Grace London at the moment we are (slowly) working through Mark’s Gospel. A few weeks ago we came to Mark 4:35-41, in which Jesus calms a storm. As we dug deeper... Read more
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    What Would Zacchaeus Do?

    It’s not a question that’s often considered, is it? After all, Zacchaeus was a Bad Thing. He stole and cheated, he was a tax collector, a collaborator, and a Very... Read more
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    The Spoon isn’t Real

    Last week I filled a major gap in my education and finally watched The Matrix. I know, I know – how had I not seen it before? I just sort of missed it when it first... Read more
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    Aunty Ethel’s Elbow

    I grew up in a Christian home attending a good, solid, Bible-believing church. We were taught from the Word every Sunday, and in the middle of the week would meet in... Read more