Winding path over the Yorkshire MoorsSome people are ‘born leaders’, while others are more comfortable following along behind.  Both sorts of people have a place in a balanced society. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult these days to see anyone who can really command our respect.

As a result, many people feel lost, without a worth-while ‘role-model’ on which to base their own life and our path through life is full of twists and turns.  Those in authority, who may seem trustworthy, often turn out to have ‘feet of clay’.  

Without agreed moral standards to live by any more, the society we live in is becoming unpredictable, even intolerable, and starting to fall apart.

Fortunately, Christianity is not simply a set of doctrines that need to be understood.  It also provides a reliable ‘pattern’ on which to build our own lives,  giving life that shape and purpose that everybody needs.  That pattern was lived out in the life of Jesus Christ and it’s available for us to follow.

Like a jigsaw, we can piece together that pattern with the help of the Bible and the items below.

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Something more valuable

Anyone who has seen a graph of world record times will understand why athletics is considering a bold proposal. Steady improvement across the sport has clearly been altered by the development of anti-doping tests. […]

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Striving lawfully

The Olympic Games in Rio have come and gone. But like many sporting events before and since, those Olympics were tarnished by doping, with individual athletes and even whole national teams being banned from […]

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Remembering

Very few people alive today can remember the ‘Great War’ of 1914-18. Even grandparents may be too young to remember World War II. Sadly, the names listed on war memorials are unknown to most […]

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Many winners!

The Olympic Games started a week ago in Brazil with the prospect of three weeks of non-stop sports coverage across the media. Even if our interest is slight, we cannot ignore the Olympics and […]

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Finding happiness

There is a book in the Bible that seems very pessimistic. Even some Bible students agree, pointing to a phrase that appears many times in the book:

“Vanity of vanities: all is vanity and […]

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Small flames and big fires!

“A small flame can set an immense heap of wood on fire.”
We often see the truth of those words in the fires that sweep through parched fields and forests, sometimes destroying vast areas including […]