Romans 13:1-7. Do Christians have any real influence on those in power? Should we? In this final session, we consider a biblical case for churches to go public in preserving God’s creation. ‘There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find […]
Matthew 2:13 – 23. After the events around Jesus’ birth, things “went quiet” for a ‘long’ time – about 30 years. Many must have come to assume that the Messiah was still awaited…
Ps 72; Ps 110; Isaiah 11. From Judah onwards the expectation is for a coming victorious King.
2 Peter 1: 1 – 15. We need to acknowledge all that we have received and are receiving from our loving God. Our response is to grow more like Jesus, that we might be effective and productive. A rich welcome will then await in the eternal kingdom.
1 Kings 7 v 17-24, John 14 v 11-14, Luke 22 v 39-46, Acts 12 v 4-16 Feeling that you want the reassurance of your prayer being answered? Wondering if others know some secret of successful prayer? The Bible offers a vast range of situations where prayer was offered; where do you fit in?
Hebrews 5:11 to 6:12. It is clear from the second half of chapter 5 and into chapter 6 that the writer of the letter to the Hebrews would have expected them to have got further than they have in their understanding of who Jesus is. They are still reliant on others to teach them the […]
1 Peter 2:4-10. The reference Peter makes to “living stones” in these verses is believed by some commentators to link back to the words of Jesus to Peter in Matthew 16:18: “you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church”. The imagery used is intended to highlight something that has strength from […]
Matthew 6 : 5 to 14. Whoever we are – however insignificant we feel – we make all the difference in the world because we are on our frontline first as a son or daughter of the King; a child of God. Our value, our worth, our significance, and our life on the frontline flows […]
John 12: 1-11 Whilst Jesus was being honoured at the home of Lazarus, Mary recognised His greatness with sheer extravagance. Perhaps Judas was right to ask if the money could have been better spent on helping the poor, but Mary wanted to give the best that she could to her Lord. How do we compare? […]