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Sharing a meal

Sharing a meal

I feel guilty.  Today was Vicky’s seventh birthday. Vicky chose spaghetti for lunch.  And I wasn’t there to eat it with her and the family.  I was in my office at the church building doing last minute preparation for the Grace Assembly.

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Showing hospitality

Showing hospitality

All ready for Christmas? Cards, presents, tree, decorations, turkey, mince-pies. You’ve thought about them all. But what about people? How much thinking have you done about them?

The Bible talks a lot about hospitality. In Old Testament times one of the marks of God’s people was that they opened their homes to others. Job said, “the sojourner has not lodged in my street; I have opened my doors to the traveller…” (Job ch 31 vs 32). Abraham “lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front …

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Students

Students

Within the next few weeks 150,000 young people will arrive in Manchester to study. (Manchester has the largest student population in Europe.) They will come from all over the UK and from all across the world. Some are returning from their summer break having already spent a year or more here. Others will arrive as “freshers”. For many it will be their first experience of living away from home and family.

In past years we have been grateful for the …

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