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The eleventh hour

Just over six years ago, I was praying in a garden in Italy one morning and the phrase, ‘it’s the eleventh hour’, came quite suddenly to me. It is not often that I get a strong impression that the Lord is saying something, but this was one of them. My

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Gospel Questions. 7 – Who then is the greatest?

‘Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’  Matthew 18:1 This is the last in our series of Bible questions from the Gospels. They might only have been little questions, but they raise some big issues! This question is no different. The disciples seem keen to ask this

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Gospel Questions. 6 – Why couldn’t we drive it out?

‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’  Mark 9:28 This question follows an incident where a father brings his son to the disciples and asks them to heal the boy, because Jesus is away on the mount of transfiguration. They fail, but fortunately Jesus returns at the opportune moment and heals

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Gospel Questions. 5 – When will this happen?

‘When will this happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?’  Matthew 24:3 This is a big question! Actually it’s two questions, ‘when’ and ‘what’; the first is a response to Jesus saying that the temple will be completely destroyed, and

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Gospel Questions.3 – What do You want with us?

‘What do You want with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?’  Matthew 8:29 Are these the ravings of mentally ill outcasts, or do they represent something more? Without trying to explain or rationalise the finer points of this encounter, let’s take

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