Jesus and the Racing Rat

Jesus and the Racing Rat

This is my outline and summary of Geoff Shattock’s book from WorkTalk (see www.racingrat.gs) Convinced that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross was the culmination of his life’s work, Geoff Shattock explores what we might learn about our frenetic world of work from the seven recorded sayings from the cross of the one man who has changed the world more than…

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What is Business Connect?

What is Business Connect?

This is an introduction to Business Connect (see BusinessConnect.je) which Tim gave at a Stimulus event with Lord Stephen Green at the Pomme d’Or Hotel in Jersey on Friday 7 March 2014.

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 6 – Jesus

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 6 – Jesus

Luke 23:32-34 Forgiveness is hard.  It is a little easier when the other person is ‘caught;’ or sorry; or we feel strong; or have been vindicated; are confident they will get their comeuppance. Jesus is being executed as one of the basest criminals by the legal authorities; He is physically exhausted and in excruciating pain;…

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Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 5 – Two People

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 5 – Two People

Luke 18:9-14 There is a theme in this chapter.  It begins with a story about a widow who obtained justice from a hard-hearted judge not because she had power and influence but just because she was persistent.  After today’s story of two men going to pray with very different attitudes, Jesus blesses children who were…

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Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 4 – Joshua

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 4 – Joshua

Joshua 7:6-9 After 40 years of wandering in the desert, the people of God stood on the hills on the east of the Jordan River looking at the land God had promised to them.   Joshua led the people across the river and God miraculously brought down the walls of the city of Jericho. The people…

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Do we need creeds?

Do we need creeds?

88% of human beings believe in ‘god.’ Jews believe that “the LORD is one.” Muslims believe that “there is no God but Allah.” The Bible says “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” (James 2:19) So what do Christians believe? Do all Christians believe the same thing? Does…

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Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 3 – Praise

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 3 – Praise

Psalm 134:1-3 The songs of ascents (Psalms 120-134) were sung during the Feast of Tabernacles, when Jewish people would come to Jerusalem from all over and ‘ascend’ Mount Zion to the Temple, remembering the 40 years their ancestors spent in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land. The Feast is a reminder that this world…

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Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 2 – Samson

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 2 – Samson

Judges 16:28 In Romans 12:19 we are told as Christians “never avenge yourselves” because the Lord has told his people “vengeance is mine, I will repay” (Deut 32:35).  Yet here is Samson praying that God will enable him to get revenge on those who gouged his eyes out – and God appears to give him…

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