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A Moment With Alison - Pilgrim’s Progress

Internet Bible College - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I have been re-reading Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan and the beginnings of his Christian walk are similar to our own journey. 

First Christian becomes despondent. He is depressed because of his burden of sin, but he doesn’t know what to do about it. So he tries to earn his salvation by keeping the law. Then he meets Evangelist who points him in the right direction.  He finally makes it onto the Narrow Way and falls at the foot of the cross. His burden of sin rolls away and is lost forever and he continues on his way with joy in his heart (John 3:16).  Read More

A Moment With Alison - Christmas Friends

Internet Bible College - Thursday, December 05, 2013

Christmas is a time to celebrate and show love to our friends and family. Here is a meditation on friendship and what it means; how we can cultivate it and enrich it.
Friendship
“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” (Amos 3:3)
To be friendly means to show kindly interest or goodwill toward another person. In other words, you want the best for your friends. It is good for us to have friends. The definition of friendship is shared love, shared purpose, shared vision of the future and shared direction.  Read More

A Word For Fathers

Internet Bible College - Thursday, August 15, 2013

“Modern affluent societies overflow with a range of goods produced for the entertainment, pleasure, convenience and education of our children” (Celebrate Children,” edited by David Goodwin).

“The consequences of the corporate capture of childhood has been a generation of children who have been manipulated shaped and exploited like never before in history... Not only have they lost the opportunity to play and develop at their own pace, their psyches have been damaged and their view of the world distorted. Children have never been under such pressure to succeed, conform and look good” (This Little Piggy Went to Market, by Sharon Beder) Read More