Category: February 2016

February 29th 2016: Hebrews 4:14-5:10

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. It doesn’t matter how many times we read the words in today’s reading, I pray they never become comfortable to us, or the kind of words that we read quickly, pass over and move on. These are words of such immense power, such grace, such […]

February 27th 2016: Hebrews 4:1-13

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. I’ve often wondered about what kind of mood the writer of Hebrews was in when this letter was written. There’s just a sense to it of negativity and worry that I don’t perceive in a lot of the rest of the New Testament. Everything is […]

February 25th 2016: Hebrews 3:1-6

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘the builder of a house has more honour than the house itself’ It’s good when things are doing ‘right’ in Church isn’t it? You know what I mean. We’ve all been here. We’ve all been the people saying these things. Traditions upheld, prayers prayed in […]

February 24th 2016: Hebrews 2:10-18

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.’ This follows what we were talking about yesterday. One of the many glories of Jesus is that he experienced life as we do, as every other […]

February 23rd 2016: Hebrews 2:1-9

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Jesus was crowned with glory because of the suffering of death. Suffering of death which he chose to undertake so that people would be pointed to God and that the world might be saved through him. It’s easy to sanitise Christianity, to make it about […]

February 22nd 2016: Hebrews 1

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘Your throne, oh God, is forever and ever.’ It does us good to remember this sometimes. In the midst of the busyness of the ups and downs of life, whilst we spend untold hours and days trying to ‘understand’ God and work out what it […]

February 20th 2016: Galatians 6

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘If anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a sprit of gentleness’ This verse hits me between the eyes. I like justice. I like things done the right way, in an ordered fashion. When […]

February 19th 2016: Galatians 5:16-26

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.’ I’ve known for a long time what the fruit (singular) of the Spirit is, as contained in today’s passage. It’s another of those elements of Scripture that gets drummed in to […]

February 18th 2016: Galatians 5:2-15

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘…but through love become slaves to one another.’ It’s a big challenge this one. I’ve been wondering recently, how much of a sacrifice for the sake of the Church I’m part of leading is enough? Would it be where I live? The hours I put […]

January 17th 2016: Galatians 4:21-5:1

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. I’m not very good at memorizing passages or phrases from Scripture. I don’t know why. It’s just never worked for me. One of the few I have managed to commit to memory though is contained in today’s reading. The trouble is, it’s all very well […]

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