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Coffee and Colossians 5 – Faith in Christ Jesus

Colossians 1:4 – What had Paul and Timothy heard about the Colossians? What is faith? How do we have faith in Christ? With a clip from Alistair Begg – ‘the man on the middle cross’ – for Easter.

Coffee and Colossians 4 – Thankful Prayer



  1. “The man in the middle cross said I could come” – wow, has me in tears. Thank you so very much.

  2. Blondin, not Houdini, David,
    but how do those who redefine fath imagine that such evicerated wishful thinking could have survived over thousands of years?

  3. Nice one Derek. It had the same effect on me when I first heard it. How lucky we both are to be open to this truth.

  4. I have to agree with Derek; “The man on the middle cross said I could come”

    What a powerful one line reflection for Good Friday and one I shall store in my armoury. Like scripture, it cuts right to the core of the matter in so few words. Thank you for posting that David – I shall be dwelling on it this whole week-end!

  5. ‘Release from bondage’ might be the snappiest gospel description. Some people love their addictions too much to be released; others are not aware of their enslavement; some think they are predestined to hell (or to just never coming to a knowledge of the truth). Isaiah 55 strikes a balance: God is unknowably mysterious, but the divine offer and invitation are nevertheless true, as well as being testable and entirely dependable. I had never really thought about how entrapped and powerless the penitent thief was. There may be shades here of the core theme in ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl (i.e. we retain a right of inner choice or reaction, whatever the outward circumstances or problems we are facing?).

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