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? […]
Joel. Biblical scholars suggest that there is a parallel between the gospel parable of the prodigal son, and the message of Joel. In both, the main emphasis is one of turning back and knowing blessing. Joel 2:12-17 reflects this thought, and in the rest of chapter we have the Lord’s answer: protection (2:20-22, 27), restoration […]
Psalm 139; James 5:13-20; 1 John 1:5-10 Since the Lord knew us before we took our first breath, why would we do anything other than pray with honesty? Prayers of confession restore and renew all that sin has stolen away from us. The Lord encourages us to come to Him openly and honestly so that […]
Acts 23:33 to Acts 24:27.
1 Timothy 6: 7 – 16.
Ruth 3. Naomi was under no sense of obligation to find Ruth a husband. Ruth was not obliged to follow Naomi’s plan. And Boaz was not obliged to become Ruth’s “kinsman-redeemer”. Yet, this chapter highlights the strength of integrity and purity, especially in the lives of Ruth & Boaz, that reflect the loving-kindness of God.