Category: Faith

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 […]

February 16th 2016: Galatians 4:8-20

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. There’s a beauty in today’s reading in the passion Paul expresses. How could people who have come to realise that they are known by God decide to turn back and live another way? He seems to feel the sadness and disappointment of the discovery that […]

February 15th 2016: Galatians 3:23-4:7

You can follow today’s passage by clicking on this sentence. As I read this passage today and therefore write these few brief thoughts, I have to confess, the idea of the Spirit crying ‘Abba, Father!’ from my heart to God feels a bit unlikely. But isn’t that the point and one of the most beautiful aspects […]

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