Six Things We Can Do for the Middle East

August 12th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

I am sure that many of you, like me, are greatly disturbed by events happening in different parts of the Middle East. We can feel powerless to change things, but I reckon there are significant things we can do. 1. We can pray. Whatever else is happening in the Middle East, there is a profound …
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People of Hope in a Time of Despair

August 5th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

“Never again will there be infants who live but a few days, or older people who do not live out their years…” (Isaiah 63:20). I love the prophecies of Isaiah for the picture they paint of God’s rule and reign. He does not see things just as they are but as they might be. Despite …
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TRAIN FOR PEACE NOT WAR

July 1st, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

I love the prophetic vision of Isaiah, who so often sees things not  just as they are but as they could be. In chapter 2  we read how  nations “will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor  will they train for war …
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