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Peter Ramsay

Bible Bites

Suffering Shame for His Name

By On June 18, 2019

There’s something wrong with this picture. They had just been thrashed with whips. There’s no reason to think the beatings were gentle and restrained. Skilled men with powerful arms whistled the whip through the air and it came down hard upon the backs of the apostles.  With threatening voices, they charged them to never ever mention the Name of Jesus…

Bible Bites

Taking Studying to a Higher Level

By On June 11, 2019

What do geneticists, ornithologists, astronomers, physicists, zoologists, oceanographers, meteorologists, lepidopterists and microbiologists all have in common? What do microbes have in common with minerals? Or flitting butterflies with distant stars? Or tiny hummingbirds with tiny atoms? Or deep ocean floors with marsupial koalas? What’s the connection? God, the works of God and the study thereof. What do Calvary and the…

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Altars that Alter

By On June 4, 2019

If someone asked you to take them to a place where you did ‘business’ with God, where would you take them? Are there any special geographical locations where you had a heart-to-heart with the Lord – one of those deep dialogues that will be remembered for a long time?  People who walk with God have treasured-turf and sacred spots where…

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Satan’s Wow Show

By On May 28, 2019

Will our voices get hoarse singing at the non-stop eternal hymn sing around the Throne? Will we run out of hymns to sing? Who will be playing the harps? Will their thumbs get sore or will they take turns? According to 1 Corinthians 6 it seems like our eternity with Christ will be more – much more than one big hymn-sing. …

Life Lessons

Debt Relief Brightens the Future

By On May 22, 2019

Debt is a very heavy burden and carrying the load can cause depression. It can strain relationships. If financial analysts label the escalating student debt load a crisis – how must the students feel as they embark on their future carrying such a heavy weight! When someone says they are drowning in debt – you know it’s serious. How can…

Bible Bites

Peer Reviews

By On May 21, 2019

As a budding chemist, you have just come up with the greatest idea for freezing a soft drink without losing its fizz and snap. You write up your idea – explaining the chemistry behind it and why you are sure the carbonated fizz will not be adversely affected by the freezing and thawing process. You submit your article to the…

Bible Bites

Take the Lead – Initiate Prayer with Your Friends

By On May 14, 2019

The King’s demand was bizarre. It’s hard enough to try to interpret a dream once you hear it, but King Nebuchadnezzar was adding a new twist to it all. “Not only do I want you to interpret my dream, I want you to remember it for me – because I’ve forgotten it. The content of the dream has escaped me completely. Think hard…

Bible Bites

How Do You Look at People?

By On May 7, 2019

“Did you ask me what I’m staring at? Can’t you see! Those got to be the two luckiest guys in town. Just look at the bikes they’re driving. They get off their Harley-Davidson Roadsters and walked through the marina and then tore out into the harbour in a Fountain Powerboat 32 Thunder Cat. Incredible monster power! They’re so lucky. I’m…

Bible Bites

Did They Make Moses Do It? 

By On April 30, 2019

“Think this thing through. Was I acting out of character or did you expect me to behave that way? Was it my norm or were you shocked when you heard? Let’s face it – you were totally shocked by what I did. And, you had every reason to be! I wouldn’t normally have responded that way, but they aggravated me…

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Jars of Clay

By On April 23, 2019

“Well, I doubt if this jar will ever become a collector’s item. It’s just a basic clay pot – breakable, replaceable and inexpensive. They don’t come any more basic and common than this. It’s not something you would ever place in a fine china display cabinet in the corner of a hi-end home. In fact, generally it is used to…