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Rock. Solid.

Rock. Solid.

Today, the whole idea of ‘endurance’ is a bit Bear Grylls (you know, that survival guy). But we’re pretty sure that, when James wrote “we count them blessed who endure”, he probably wasn’t saying that making an igloo out of your own frozen sweat gets you more blessings from ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 31st, 2014

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The Finger of God (4)

The Finger of God (4)

What was Jesus writing in the ground that day? A woman had been caught in the linen of another lover. She was dragged by the hair into the street by religious leaders. What should they do with her? Throw sharp rocks at her face until she passed into unconsciousness – that ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 30th, 2014

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The Finger of God (3)

The Finger of God (3)

Why not on paper? Or parchment? Or inscribed onto wood? Perhaps there was something symbolic about the Ten Commandments being written on stone. Stone is hard and uncompromising. Not easily shattered. Here were rules not to be broken or messed with. As God’s finger etched ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 29th, 2014

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The Finger of God (2)

The Finger of God (2)

‘It’s all in the flick of the wrist,’ Pharaoh’s magician explained. ‘You hide the snake up your sleeve, you create a distraction and… whoopdedoo, you’ve ‘changed’ the piece of wood into a snake. Moses has you conned, Your Majesty.’ And so Moses would return to Pharaoh’s ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 28th, 2014

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The Finger of God (1)

The Finger of God (1)

Take a sec to think about how big the place you live in is. Then, consider that a whole bunch of those villages, towns, and cities make up your region. And how many regions are there in the Philippines. And how many countries on the face of the earth? Okay, now zoom out. Our

Joy Ferdiz

May 27th, 2014

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A HOLY COMMUNION

A HOLY COMMUNION

Whatever your church calls that bread ‘n’ wine bit, it is an amazing piece of what makes up following Jesus. Not only did Jesus say to do it in ‘remembrance’ of Him, but we’re somehow also meeting Jesus in that act of eating ‘bread’ (or wafers) & drinking ‘wine’ (or ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 26th, 2014

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At Risk

At Risk

At risk of failing exams. At risk of losing a loved one. At risk of messing up your future and being stuck in the same dead end, mindless, spirit-sucking job forever. At risk of bullying. At risk of never meeting that special someone and end up dying alone. At risk of ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 25th, 2014

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Go Everywhere with Yes He is

Go Everywhere with Yes He is

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Mike Medlin

May 24th, 2014

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The Demas Road (2)

The Demas Road (2)

Again we ask, ‘What happened to Demas?’ Maybe his faith caused too many scrapes. When Paul came to town, some came to faith while others came at him with stones. Beatings, imprisonment, and arguments were probably a fat amount of Paul’s morning prayer-list. Maybe Demas ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 24th, 2014

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The Demas Road (1)

The Demas Road (1)

Paul writes one of the saddest verses in Scripture: ‘Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world.’ Following Jesus is a bit of a roller coaster. A rattling car of enormous peaks, terrifying lows, pulsating twists and turns, and thrilling loop-the-loops. Sometimes ...

Joy Ferdiz

May 23rd, 2014

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