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Royal Family

Graham McDonald, April 28 2019

The key to being a royal in the modern world is to not let everyone see all the naughty stuff the rest of the country is up to and to make out that one is setting a good moral example. Sadly, the royals are more like us that we like to think. Peter says that we are a “…royal priesthood…” (1 Peter 2:9). More than that, we are to be boldly and openly...

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Easter Sunday

Graham McDonald, April 21 2019

Call it Passover, call it Easter Sunday: that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is what it means: HE IS RISEN! What a story the apostles and other disciples had when they began preaching the gospel: HE IS RISEN! Those two guys on the road to Emmaus talked with Jesus without realising it was Him and their hearts burned within them. Why? Becaus...

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Graham McDonald, April 14 2019

“I know not what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future.” So said Homer nearly 3,000 years ago. It has since become a popular lyric in a Christian hymnal. For Homer, it was unlikely he was thinking of the one true God. For the Christian, it has to be! Who else can be so faithful and so reliable to deliver on promises about our future tha...

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Graham McDonald, April 7 2019

What makes a good leader? Is there such a thing as a natural leader? Is leadership training, experience, or a gift? Jesus is a leader. He had followers. Peter calls Him the “…Chief  Shepherd…” (1 Peter 5:4), and the “…Shepherd and Overseer of your souls” (1 Peter 2:25). The good leader has honesty and integrity, confidence, an ability to inspire ot...

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Graham McDonald, March 31 2019

“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” The influence of a godly mother is not to be overestimated. She creates life within her, nurtures that life, and never loses that connections with the child she has borne and loved. Mothers are significant characters in the Bible narrative. Eve was the mother of all living. Sarah wa...

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Graham McDonald, March 24 2019

The word “budget” originally meant “a leather bag, knapsack”. Money was kept in it, so it was a wallet of sorts. It has the same root as the word “bulge”. This congregation has demonstrated a remarkable spirit when it comes to giving. Faith is at the heart of it, and God is able to help us with any need we may have. Truth be told, financial and mat...

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Graham McDonald, March 17 2019

In one of the Indiana Jones movies, there s a seen where he sets out a plan to beat the Nazis to the treasure. Afterwards, it was revealed that the lines were improvised. He didn’t have a plan at all! This is often how it is for us. We make plans, they can fall apart. We prepare carefully, things can go awry. As Burns himself said, “The best laid s...

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Graham McDonald, March 10 2019

Who’s there? Christian! Christian, who? And there’s the problem. Who knows you are a Christian? How do they know you are a Christian? Do you have to tell others that you are a Christian? Do you wear a wee cross around your neck to drop the hint? Or, does your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven? (Matthe...

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Graham McDonald, March 3 2019

If Christians aren’t helping others, then we’re not Christians! Making a difference in someone else’s life in a positive way is a demonstration of the faith of a Christian. When asked which of the commandments was the greatest, Jesus was not slow in helping the lawyer answer his own question: “Love God and love your neighbours.” Sadly, the lawyer w...

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We Are Church!

Graham McDonald, February 24 2019

Church isn’t a building; it’s people. Those being saved are added to the church, Acts 2:47. The church has a head and a body, Ephesians 1:22-23. The church was purchased with blood, Acts 20:28. Knowing the difference between a building and a group of saved people is important. Knowing what it means to be a group of saved people is far more more imp...

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