Tag: Trust

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 22nd 2016: Luke 22: 39-53

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Have you ever prayed so earnestly that it was as if you were sweating blood? In our comfortable Western context, prayer can easily lack intensity. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where someone sweated like great drops of blood blood in anguished […]

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 26th 2016: Hebrews 3:7-19

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘Today if you hear his voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.’ I wonder, are you someone who hears God speak audibly to you? Some people say it happens to them all the time. To my knowledge, it’s happened to me only […]

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 […]

February 1st 2016: Matthew 27:11-26

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. I talk too much. Especially under pressure. Especially when I’m under pressure and I think that the pressure being placed upon me is unjust, or has put me in danger, even the kind of danger that will end up with me looking stupid. I’ve never […]

The Seduction of Difference

This is a tentative post. I know I’m not much known for being tentative in what I have to say. Sometimes it would probably help me if I was a bit more restrained. That said, what I am sharing this morning has been on my mind for a number of weeks and it just won’t […]

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