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This site is meant to honour my father, John Martin Buck, who taught me what it is to be a follower of Jesus Christ. I plan to place his prayers and sermons here so that others may get a sense of this faithful pilgrim’s progress while he walked this earth. It is also a venue where others, including myself, can share their experiences on the pilgrims’ walk.

The Keys to the Kingdom

You Have the Keys.
Bible in One Year for Day 23
Nicky G begins by recounting Sully’s successful emergency landing in the Hudson River, for which he was give the keys to the city of New York. We, as Christians, have been give the keys by Jesus the key holder. “Jesus has brought about a far greater salvation than any other person could achieve. The authority he holds is also the greatest there could ever be – he holds the keys of life and death.”
“Amazingly, Jesus gives to Peter and the church (that is, to us) ‘the keys of the kingdom’ (Matthew 16:19). Many Christians feel powerless, lacking in any kind of spiritual authority. They do not seem to realise what Jesus has given to them. You are not powerless. You have the immense privilege of having been given ‘the keys of the kingdom’.”

How Long, O Lord?

Ever felt like God is not listening?Certainly David did. Psalm 12:1-6Nicky Gumbel writes in Bible in One Year.”There are periods when it appears that God has fogotten us (v1a). It seems that he has hidden his face (v1b). For some inexplicable reason, we don’t sense his presence with us. Every day seems to be a struggle — wrestling with ourthoughts )v.2a). Every day brings sorrow (v.2b). We seem to be losing the battle and the enemy seems to be triumphing over us (v.2c).”How should we respond in times like these?

Phyllis Tickle

21st Century Prophet?
How about Phyllis Tickle, the author of The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why. ?

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

How about evangelical Christian climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe?
Is she a 21st century prophet?

Jean Vanier

Who are the 21st century prophets?
Is Jean Vanier one?


At the January Men’s Bible Study, we looked at the Prophet Exekiel and asked who are the 21st century prophets. For some general background on Ezekiel,
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