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With Me

April 15th 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

Luke knew how to write a Gospel.  Okay, all four of them did, but I’ve been looking at Luke this Easter.  I’ve been struck by his personal attributes of tenacious attention to detail and his tender awareness of people. As a physician and man of science he was a diligent researcher who sought out the | Read More…

Evangelising Me

April 2nd 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

The human problem is far greater and deeper than we’ve ever imagined.  Not only are we all guilty before God, but we are also dead-hearted toward God and we don’t have His Spirit uniting us with Christ or with each other.  This was not God’s design.  He made us to live in the freedom of | Read More…

Three Versions of Divine Marriage

March 13th 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

The Bible’s favourite analogy for the relationship between God and His people is marriage.  We have certainly mentioned this before on this site.  God’s great plan is to call out a bride for His Son from a fallen and sinful humanity.  God’s great promise throughout the Bible is that you shall be my people, and | Read More…

Worldly Church

February 18th 2014 by Posted in Blog 1 Comment

On a normal street in a town near somewhere, there is a church.  I won’t describe the building in any detail because this may cause you to either disassociate yourself from it and start pointing the finger at others, or to feel like I am pointing my finger at your type of church.  Let’s just | Read More…

Life-Giving Love

January 27th 2014 by Posted in Blog 5 Comments

As you read 1 John it is clear that John was profoundly marked by Jesus’ commandment in the upper room to love one another.  He grasped that this was more than a pragmatic suggestion, but that it went to the very heart of what it was to be a disciple of Jesus, the Christ, the | Read More…

Update #47 – January 2014

January 19th 2014 by Posted in News 0 Comments

The New Year has started with a bang for us at Cor Deo!  After three years in our last venue (for which we want to express our heartfelt thanks to the church for their generosity to us), we have now moved into a new home for the ministry.  We want to praise God for His | Read More…

Not Comforted by God’s greatness?

January 7th 2014 by Posted in Blog 3 Comments

God is strong enough to handle whatever challenge you or I might be facing.  I think most of us readily believe that.  And yet His great strength sometimes is not the comfort we think it should be.  Why? Seven centuries before Christ, Judah was facing disaster.  King Hezekiah had welcomed envoys from a little city-state to his little nation | Read More…

Update #46 – December 2013

December 22nd 2013 by Posted in News 0 Comments

We are coming to the end of a year of exciting growth and new beginnings. We hope you agree that 2013 has been a good year for Cor Deo – thank you for all your prayers! The Searights are looking forward to their first Chippenham Christmas and Mike is settling in well. In November there | Read More…

Jesus the Nazarene

December 16th 2013 by Posted in Blog 1 Comment

Why does Matthew end his great Christmas narrative with a whimper?  Other sections of his gospel finish with strong summaries, so why not the first two chapters?  Why have a great story end with some geographical details, an obscure reference to an unidentified prophecy and a comment about Jesus being called a Nazarene? After fleeing | Read More…

The New Normal

November 26th 2013 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

Everyone assumes their perspective is a healthy and balanced one.  If we can see one person off in one direction, and another off in the other, we must be the one holding the privileged position of balance.  But maybe we need to take an often-overlooked factor into account. Ever since Genesis 3, humanity has been pickled in | Read More…

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