Tag: Bible

March 30th 2020: Psalm 121

You can read today’s passage here: Psalm 121 text You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 121 Audio Problems sometimes feel like mountains, don’t they? Looming over us, looking down on us, judging us, mocking our inability to cope, to offer a defence. We’re unable to think about doing anything about them because they […]

March 27th 2020: Psalm 102

You can read today’s passage here: Psalm 102 You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 102 Some of us have been through times when we’ve wanted to lament – to let it all go, say what we really think, at a time, or times, when  it’s all been too much. ‘It’ could be a […]

March 26th 2020: Psalm 53

You can read today’s passage here: Psalm 53 You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 53 The message today is stark and straightforward: God is looking to see who trusts Him. I think it is implicit that if He looks and finds people trusting Him then they will be invited to do good things […]

March 20th 2020: Hebrews 7:11-28

You can read today’s post here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+7%3A11-30&version=NLT Hebrews is a complicated book. It, or the English translations of it at least – I can’t claim to have read in other languages – is full of close argument and complex sentences which take a lot of unpicking. Take the 18 verses we’re given in the Morning Prayer […]

March 18th 2020: Psalm 1

March 18th 2020: Psalm 1 You can read the text of today’s reading here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+1&version=NLT The text of this reading is pretty straightforward: if you want to be blessed, for life to be as it should be and to receive all that life has for you, all that God has for you, even, delight in […]

March 17th 2020: Psalm 38 and Hebrews 6:13-20

As my ramble through some of the daily readings offered by the lectionary (the set readings many Churches use throughout the world for their daily prayers) you’re welcome to join along if you would like to. You can read today’s readings here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+38&version=NLT https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+6%3A13-20&version=NLT ‘18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two […]

The Return of Daily Bible Reflections

Periodically I discipline myself to write a short piece about the readings that are offered for each day by the Church of England, the Church I work for. As we are in the midst of Coronavirus and all that it has brought so far and will bring in the future, it feels like a good […]

Talk Text: September 11th 2016: James 1

This past Sunday I preached on James 1 at the evening service at our Church. Our housegroups are studying the book this term. Here are my notes from that sermon. Themes in James Key Points for this evening – James 1. God wants to gift us wisdom, insight and knowledge. All we have to do […]

April 5th and 6th 2016: Colossians 1:15-2:15

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. So much of what makes knowing and following Jesus so exhilarating, so crucial, so necessary to human flourishing is encapsulated in the readings which we are looking at here. Continuing on from our jaunt in to Romans a couple of days ago, Paul is at pains […]

April 4th 2016: Romans 5:12-21

With apologies to those who have been waiting, and probably given up, for these posts to return after a two-week break. I decided to pare down what I worked on in the week before Easter, and have then been on holiday this past week. Normal service will now, I hope, be resumed. You can follow today’s […]

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