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Keith Bates
Works at New Life Christian Fellowship Narrabri
Attended Baulkham Hills High
Lived in Wolverhampton, UK
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Apollo Bay to Port Campbell via Lavers Hill. I had to end the record at The Twelve Apostles as my battery ran out. I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 87.08km, time: 05:17:33, pace: 3:39min/km, speed: 16.45km/h.
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Geelong to Apollo Bay I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 118.29km, time: 05:41:05, pace: 2:53min/km, speed: 20.81km/h.
http://mapmyride.com/workout/1337644267
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"A Celebration So Grand " is tomorrow's Coffee with Jesus:
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I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 31.27km, time: 01:18:32, pace: 2:31min/km, speed: 23.89km/h.
http://mapmyride.com/workout/1332692581
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Reflection on 2 Corinthians 3:12-18

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Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Observation
Moses veiled his face to hide the end of the glory what would later be set aside in the new covenant.

The minds of the Israelites were hardened and indeed still are. Only Jesus can remove the veil that is now over their minds.

When a person turns to the Lord, the veil is lifted. The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Now we see His glory with unveiled faces, and we are being transformed from glory to glory in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Application
Religion blinds us with veils, and binds us with rules that restrict behaviour but do nothing to change the heart.

Jesus comes and takes the veil away. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. This is not freedom to sin, but freedom to carry the glory of Christ, and to grow in His glory as we look towards Him.

As I focus on His glory, the lure of sin seems less attractive, and I find myself choosing righteousness rather than sin.

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Lord help me to look upon you with an unveiled face. Today I choose your glory and your freedom. Amen.

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Reflection on Exodus 34:29-35

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When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him.

Observation
Moses has been on Mount Sinai receiving the Law for the second time. As he comes down, he is unaware that his face is shining from being in the presence of the Lord. Aaron and all the people are afraid when they see him because of his changed appearance.

Moses calls the leaders to come close and he tells them what the Lord has said to him.

From that day, Moses wears a veil over his face which he takes off when he speaks to the Lord.

Application
Being in the presence of the Lord changes Moses' appearance, causing his skin to glow.

Our daily walk with Jesus, our worship of God and the presence of the Holy Spirit inside us should bring physical changes. Christians should be the ones with glowing faces, living happy, healthy and longer lives than unbelievers.

Of course there are times when the storms of life take their toll on us, but they should drive us even closer to the Lord.

Prayer
Father, may your presence in my life shine out from me so that I am always being your light in the darkness. Amen.

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Last week our water bed started leaking. I woke up in the middle of the night cold and wet- not fun. We searched and searched but could not find a leak. We dried as much as we could. The next night was dry, but the second night the water came back. More drying, more searching. Repeat cycle.

Today we drained and removed the old bladder and installed a new one. We still can't find a hole so there must be a tiny gap in a seam. I really hope that the water stays away!
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There are certainly none up this way. Margaret found a guy in Melbourne who is something of an expert. He offered to come and install it and Margaret said "You really don't want to do that." We're hoping to be high and dry from here on :)


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  • New Life Christian Fellowship Narrabri
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Wolverhampton, UK - Sydney, NSW - Bellambi, NSW - Hay, NSW - Narrabri, NSW
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  • Baulkham Hills High
    1970 - 1975
  • University of Sydney
    Chemical Engineering, 1976
  • United Theological College
    1988
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