Costly Grace

October 7th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

“The best things in life are free” – so goes an old saying. The air we breathe, the beauty of the world around us, the joy of human relationships. Life is free! The blessings of God are free as well. “Freely, you have received”, says Jesus. We are offered the free gift of eternal life …
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Why Believe in the Bible?

September 24th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

Many today would question the Bible’s authority or relevance. But what has it been replaced with? Largely by a range of opinions and ideas plucked from here and there. Why believe the Bible? Well, in a short space here are three reasons I believe the Bible: 1. It provides both a description and explanation of …
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No Turning Back

September 9th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

Sometimes I remember an old song we used to sing. It was called ‘I Have Decided to Follow Jesus’. The first verse went ‘I have decided to follow Jesus (x 3), no turning back, no turning back’. The second verse went, ‘the world behind me, the cross before me (x 3), no turning back, no …
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