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Pancho and Poncho Fell Out


Falling in love …, falling out of love … It happens all the time. Also with brotherly love among Christians. That first love mentioned in Revelation 2:4 surely included a tender love and care for the “brothers and sisters”. But it was receding, and coldness, censure and criticism took its place. The first one to know and feel it was the Lord himself.

Once Adam and Eve had fallen out of God’s loving will for their lives, they must have had plenty of squabbles even before their firstborn son ever came along. Adam probably reminded Eve now and then of how dumb she had been to even listen to that ‘old serpent’. Eve would then retort that if she was so dumb, then he was even dumber in doing the same thing she had done … Their sons and daughters have been squabbling ever since...

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Your House Church – Weathering the Storm?


Jim van Heiningen

Lofty visions, worthy prospects:
a church in the home – built by faith – no clergy involved – all believers priests unto God – accessible to the whole neighborhood – a vibrant, joyful testimony of redeemed Christians – meeting around an open Bible…

Your dreams flying away with you? Get out your parachute, you’re about to crash land… “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…” (Psalm 127).

Crash landing?

Untold thousands have crash landed. Was it God who let them down? Did the Bible prove less than reliable..?

They set out with lots of sincerity and enthusiasm...

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Home Churching or HIM Churching?


For better or for worse, among western Christians something is afoot.

The last few decades have seen a clear movement out of the conventional church buildings, and into Christians’ homes, originating what is usually called the “Home Church Movement”. And since “Home Schooling” is now an accepted term or designation for teaching your children at home, ‘doing church’ at home (instead of in the conventional church building) was bound to become “Home Churching”. It is not difficult to find much that is positive in Home Churching...

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Birds of the Air


Flying Lessons For The Redeemed

When you see geese flying along in “V”  formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way.
(An anonymous story, adapted from the internet, using the Bible translation of W.F. Beck.)

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

»      People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

•     “And let us consider how we can stimulate one another to love and to do good works...

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The River and the Meeting


by James Watson in Peru  

      transport2  The scenery was lovely. We had to ford the river Huaura, and we did so at “La Toma”, where the river divides into three branches. The water was up over the stirrups and the current was very strong. However after much plunging and splashing, we got through safely. Both of us were more or less wet, and a lot of hymnbooks I was carrying in my saddle-bags were badly damaged. I was glad to get across, as my horse stumbled into a hole and made my heart jump to my mouth! About half an hour after we crossed, a family, in trying to get across, came to grief, and were pulled out with the greatest difficulty.

When we arrived at Alcantarilla the friends were finishing their first meeting. They were very glad to see us and gave us a royal welcome...

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