Tag: Mercy

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 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 4th 2016: Hebrews 7:11-28

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘…accordingly Jesus has also become the guarantee of a better covenant’. The Christian life can be so hard, a series of tests and challenges, one after another. We can, if we’re not careful, spend a very large portion of our faith-lives seeking to ensure that […]

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 […]

A Song A Month For February 2016: Light Has Come

I’m really pleased today to release the video blog for February’s A Song A Month, ‘Light Has Come’. Most of you reading this will know that I’m a disabled person. I try not to bang on about it all the time, but being disabled is part of me, it’s not something I can easily avoid, […]

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 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 12th 2016: Galatians 3:1-14

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Did you get it yesterday? One of Paul’s favourite writing traits is to repeat himself. If a point’s worth making, why not make it over, and over, and over, and over again? As one of the first great evangelistic Christian preachers, Paul wanted to leave […]

February 11th 2016: Galatians 2:11-21

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. If you’re a Christian, and you have been for any length of time, you’ll probably know this passage. It’s one of Paul’s most famous ‘explanations’ of the insufficiency of the Old Testament Law for salvation. I use inverted commas because his explanation is closely-argued and […]

January 30th 2016: Matthew 27:1-10

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Sadness is at the core of today’s reading. Matthew tells us that Judas repented when he saw what his betrayal had wrought, but it seems he did not trust that his turning away would lead to the possibility of reconciliation and restoration. Having been derided […]

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