Bridges not Barriers

August 6th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on Bridges not Barriers)

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter4:7,8). There is a centrality given here to love in the Christian community. It is a very practical love. Love has the capacity, not to ignore sin, but to cover it over. What …
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How much is it worth?

July 20th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on How much is it worth?)

“Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21). This remarkable incident in the ministry of Jesus reveals just how tough following Jesus can be. This is part …
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STRIVE – resourcing our mission

July 8th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on STRIVE – resourcing our mission)

It is one of life’s lessons that achievement doesn’t come automatically, or without cost. Whatever your endeavour, whether academic, sporting, creative, or whatever it may be, working and striving is part of the deal. In writing to his colleague, Timothy, one time, the apostle Paul talks about this. He says “That is why we labour …
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