S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E095, Tin Openers, Struggles and the Bible, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E094, Confusion, Panic and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E093, When White Washing Isn’t White Washing, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E092, When Stubbornness Stops A Train, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E092, When Stubbornness Stops A Train, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E089, Stress, Confusion and Clearing The Decks, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E086, Butter, Salt, Blending and Standing Out! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles
S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles

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S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks
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S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E081, Mis-labelled, but it’s not all bad!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E078, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Part II, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E070,  A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E070, A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E041, Resting Is Proactive! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all good… Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E025, Tables, Chairs, Faith and Decision Making, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E018,  Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E018, Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E012, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E012, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E011,  Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E011, Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E009, We’re Going On A  Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E009, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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We all like to think we’re special and unique. And, in many ways, we truly are.

But, we’re gonna have issues when we think that our specific uniqueness is somehow superior to that of someone else.

You may not be in to Star Trek. But, whether you are not, there is a fascinating point worth noting from the Mission Statement of the United Federation of Planets, of which earth is a part (that only Captain Kirk ever seems to be able to save!). And that, in really bad paraphrase, is that no culture will force another culture to be like them – cultural differences will be, essentially, accepted as they are.

As bad as that paraphrase is, if you’re a Trekkie, let my bad paraphrase go – I’ve been to Star Trek conventions and I can even tell you what the Ship’s registration number is for either Captain Kirk or Captain Piccard!!

Which is, actually, the whole point with this Andy B video.

We’re all individuals, with unique skills and gifts. Too often we place value on particular skill sets. For example doctors or barristers or teachers tend to be overly valued in churches, when they’re just people (and would say as much themselves).

We value based on all sorts of judgements we make, but we are all of equal value and worth before God, which is why the church is never supposed to represent just one tiny part of a community – usually the wealthier and more educated.

We need to see people through God’s eyes, and comprehend how God values even those that we think the least of us. And, generally, children fall to the bottom of the pile – which is why Jesus broke all sorts of cultural rules when He was speaking with women and children.

Let’s not forget that not one of us needs Jesus more than another – we all need Him equally, because we, all of us, equally need Jesus for the opportunity to choose eternal life with God in heaven, if we’ve decided to make Jesus our Lord and Saviour. None of us is closer to heaven, or further away – we’re either going to heaven or hell, and Jesus is the only way to have a choice about that.

So, let’s not fear the fact that people are different, but embrace it. Those differences really can build a stronger church. However, let’s remember that the bible is the only way we can truly know what God sees as either good or bad, so let’s use that, rather than any other method of assigning value to people.

Andy B

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So, another Andy B 2 Minute Video. And I was thinking about the fact we've got some desk chairs in our home. And there's five of us. And there's these five desk chairs downstairs, at the moment, one of which I've borrowed from my younger son Peter, which is a little bit harder, and a little bit less comfortable.

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But it got me thinking because I got to sit on Nathan's seat. He's a home ed desk, he's got his own desk, and his own chair. And he's got it set the way that he wants it. And I sat on it, I thought, what on earth is this seating position? So, I rearranged the chair so I could sit on it.

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And this reminded me of the importance of individuality within the church. Not that we should work independently, completely different topic, but we should all be individual. Because what I was reminded of was many, many years ago, at a worship, worship, music group practice one night, somebody said, "these are the songs that God has told me to sing for this service". It didn't go down very well, because that level of arrogance is quite a shock to hear. Because here's the thing, if I'd have chosen those songs for that, for that church service, I'd have chosen a different set of songs. And somebody else there was making the point that if they'd have chosen the songs, they'd have chosen a different set of songs. But, as three individuals choosing songs for a church service, with the same bit of information, we're gonna go different ways, because we have an individual relationship with God. We are different individual people. The deal is to try and work with others. And that's kind of the point of church life.

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However, it got me thinking about the chairs in our home and how, the way Nathan has his chair, I would never have my chair. And this is a great allegory of what we see in life with Christians. Because we've all got different approaches, and different ways of being comfortable with God. There's no point in looking at someone and say 'oh they watch that film, therefore they're not Christian, they're evil'. That's really missing the point, because we've all come from different places with God.

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So, let's not judge. I'm not going to judge Nathan for his sitting position. I'm just going to put it back when I've finished. And that's what we should be doing. We should be respecting other people even if they have the weirdest seating position in the world. Let's still love them.

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Just a thought.

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Comments

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  1. Alan Kearns

    03/03/2022 at 23:56

    Good point Andy which is found in the writings of Paul (Romans 14, 1 Corinthians 8). As we say colloquially, ” one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Our Father God doesn’t want robots but beloved children with their own characteristics; just as He loves each bird He loves us. As you say so well, it is not our place to judge anyone for how they do things.

    • BerryBunch.family

      04/03/2022 at 10:08

      Thanks Alan. I’m always going on about how we shouldn’t be teaching our children independence, but dependence – and dependence upon Jesus!

      But I’m also conscious that while we each have a unique and individual faith, it it is the collective working out of all that ‘faith’ that truly build His church, for His glory.

      Another thing I often teach my boys is that it takes 6 months to really know, and see, the fruit in another person, because we all have bad days, and bad seasons. But these ‘viewings’ shouldn’t be taken as something of a screen sort, that we use to make a conclusion. God is never in a rush!

      Blessings and peace my brother

      Andy B

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