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Lost in Wonder on the Radio

                  Recently Peter was invited to talk about ‘Lost in Wonder‘ on the radio – but not on just any old radio station! Moody Radio is based in Chicago and listened to by a million people throughout the USA each day. The wonderful Janet Parshall has chatted with Peter a few times on […]

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Rebuilding the Bridge to Life

Most of us have seen or used the bridge to life illustration at some point.  Maybe you have even preached your way through it.  On one side there is God and on the other there is humankind, and they are separated by a chasm (sin).  Perhaps God is represented by a throne or a crown. […]

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That They May Be One

This is another great post by Gretchen – if you’re in the Chippenham area you’ll be interested to know that Gretchen is leading a seminar for women on ‘Prayer’ in February. Details here. —————————————– Two recent experiences, along with some rich times of reading my Bible, have drawn my heart to consider what unity really […]

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A Different Kind of Resolution

This is a great post from our friend Gretchen – perfect for the end of the year! ———————– The beginning of a new year brings with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions….lose weight, exercise more, de-clutter the closets, etc.  We all have issues and things about which we feel guilty.  So with the dawning […]

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Fully Known, Fully Loved

Human beings tend to default to a self-at-the-centre mindset in everything.  We even bring this predisposition to our understanding of Christianity and end up with variations on the same theme.  We are the seekers, we find Jesus, we commit to Jesus, we live for Jesus, etc.  If we are not careful we can paint our […]

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More than a Sunday School Story

This is a post written by our friend Gretchen – it’s another great one! We are so grateful for her and we hope you enjoy what she writes… ——————————- If you grew up attending Sunday School, you will remember all of the great Bible stories that were part of the regular Sunday School fare.  There […]

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The Paradox of the Heart

The biblical imagery of the heart is one of the most misunderstood.  Many will assume that references to the “thoughts of the heart” mean that what is intended is the rational faculty of the mind.  Others will see the heart language in the sentimental terms dictated by the Valentine’s Day greeting card industry – syrup […]

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“Little Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols”

This blog post has been written by our friend Gretchen George. We are really grateful to God for her! ———————— In reading through the book of Jeremiah recently, my thoughts kept returning to John’s final words to those to whom he was writing in 1 John, “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”  It’s doubtful that those […]

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“I want a God that isn’t hurt by my sin”

We are pleased to say that this guest post is written by Fraser Kay. He is the pastor of North Swindon Baptist Church and is a good friend to Cor Deo. ———————————— Why does trying to gain credit with God by keeping the law feel more attractive to us than simply walking with Him, by […]

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Prove Yourself

One of the hardest things in life is the feeling of having to constantly prove yourself. You can’t ever relax when you have to earn acceptance or pay back loyalty. Husbands and wives, parents and children, best friends, complete strangers – we all know how it feels when relationships become centres of perfection and performance […]

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