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Eternity’s Hymnbook: Why Study the Book of Psalms

(David playing the harp, Mount Zion - Photo courtesy of Teach All Nations)Psalm 23 A Psalm of David
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
It is the most beloved prose in the English language. Recited at secular funerals, Psalm 23 is part of the largest book of the Bible.
If we could only have one book of the Bible, instead of 66, that contained the essential message of Scripture, which one would it be? The answer is The Psalms.
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1.Don’t be generous: If you are not use to spicy hot food, reduce the amount of red curry paste (e.g. Use 2 teaspoons instead of 2 Tablespoons). Don’t be generous - better to add some heat later than have regrets because you put too much; you want to aim at having ‘no tears’ meal.
2.Be generous: Load up on your favourite vegetables. This meal is a good way to get young and old to ‘eat their veggies.’
Ingredients (serves 4)
•1 1/2 Tablespoons oil •250 g skinless sliced chicken fillet; breast or thigh according to your preference. •1 onion, sliced •1 (or more) red capsicum (bell pepper) •200g (or more) mushrooms, stems trimmed, halved •230g can sliced bamboo shoots, drained •

What Is The Church - Part 01

Matthew 16:18 (KJV) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
When you hear the word ‘church,’ what comes to mind?
•A white weatherboard building with a high steeple with a cross at the top?
•A basilica or cathedral with magnificent architecture and stained-glass windows?
•A building with a large pipe organ that belts out traditional music?
•A denomination?
•A building with a cross?
•A set of doctrines?
•A group of Christian meeting together?
In other words, what on earth, is the church?
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Jesus and the disciples were in the vicinity of a thoroughly heathen Gentile city of Caesarea Philippi, now known as Banias at the foot of the Golan Heights. It was only 6 kilometres away from an equally heathen Israelite city called Dan. Micah’s idol was installed at the founding of the city (Judges 18:14-27; 30), and Jeroboam built an altar to the golden calf at Dan …

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When think of the words ‘Britain,’ ‘Great Britain,’ ‘England,’ and/or ‘United Kingdom,’ what comes to mind? Red double-decker buses? The Queen waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace? Fish and chips, wrapped in newspaper and season with salt and vinegar? Furry-hat Beefeaters? Rugby and cricket?
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Before, if not during, the 2016 Brexit-remain referendum on Britain’s EU membership, a constant refrain came out of Europe. Perhaps not worded so starkly, it essentially said that Britain was no better than any other of the 28 members states in the EU. Instead of complaining about its large EU contri…


Society is in great flux and the pace of change is at a dizzying rate. In addition, civility in the public square is falling while societal fissures are widening. Why the acrimony? Why the divisiveness? Why do the two sides seem to speak different languages?
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Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of IsraelUS President Donald Trump
You would have thought the sky had fallen!

US & Israeli flags at the Jerusalem Municipality. Courtesy of Teach All Nations)
US President Donald Trump, no stranger to controversy, made a simple statement on 6 December 2017, stating that the United States recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr. Trump was honouring a campaign promise, which some of his predecessors also made but did not fulfil.
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