A very evocative part of the musical Hamilton revolves around the desire to be in the room where decisions are made, to be in the room where those inside are viewed by those outside as decision makers. It is a powerful desire, a desire detached from the importance of the decisions themselves, a desire more …

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A prayer from Scotty Smith expressing the desire that being salt and light should not leave others feeling bitter and burnt; and that we as God’s people would not take some sort of satisfaction from bruising others as we stand on the truth of God’s Word. “ “You are the salt of the earth,” and …

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Applying the Bible in new covenant terms encourages disciples of Jesus to know who they are, to know the life that is our relationship with God. Otherwise application can simply sound like stop this, do that, try harder; it can sound like every negative experience either means you’ve done something wrong, or you simply need …

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Life seems to be waiting. The next step. The next stage. The Bible reminds us of those whose faith was expressed and refined in waiting. Even those of us who have the revelation of the new covenant are waiting for the fulfilment of all things. And our lives are marked by waiting as we move …

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