Tag: Grace

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 […]

March 10th 2016: Hebrews 10:19-25

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. One of the primary points of this series of blogs is encapsulated in this passage. As we live the life of faith, as we wonder and question, as we doubt, let’s be people who are provoked to, and provokers of, love and good deeds. Love […]

March 9th 2016: Hebrews 10:1-18

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more’ Today’s is one of the most amazing passages in the whole of Scripture (in my opinion). Jesus gave a single offering for all sin, which was sufficient to satisfy the demands of justice. The law […]

March 2nd 2016: Hebrews 6:13-20

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘…a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul’. Time and time again with these pieces, I find myself drawn to the unchangeable truths of the promises of God found in scripture as opposed to the entirely changeable nature of my feelings and emotional responses to […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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