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On 8 hours.

Today Hamish and I took a bit of a lengthy day trip out to visit the Durham CU Exec on their Exec getaway, which was being held in Eskdale.

In actual fact, I left my house at six o’clock this morning, we got there at 11, we had some meetings, we ate lunch, we went for a trip to Seascale and played frisbee on the beach, left at 4.30pm and I got home at 8.30pm.

I am rather exhausted, but it was lovely to spend some time with the Durham folk, and nice to have wee trip back to beautiful Cumbria.

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March 21st reading: Romans 1-3

I’ve been doing Romans with the Newcastle small group leaders this term. But we’ve also been doing it pretty slowly, so it feels a little bizarre trying to summarise 3 chapters in one post, when in the studies it took us 4 weeks to get through them.

Obviously there’s a rather unpleasant view of humanity presented in these chapters, especially in the second half of chapter 1: “although they knew God, they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” 1:21

I find it hard to read, but by the time I’ve got through the rest of chapter 1, chapter 2 and the first 20 verses of chapter 3 everything’s feeling rather bleak.

Which is why I love, love, love, chapter 3: 23-25

“All have sinned and fall short of the the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by blood, to be received by faith.”

So very glad that even though I’m awful, God is lovely, and had the best plan to sort it all out.

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In summary: knackeroonied, but worth it.

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