Back to basics: the kingdom 8

2015-07.3 Matthew 5:14-16 Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Being torch bearers   Like Olympic torchbearers, we are people who connect with the light to possess our own light – and take it to others. Matthew 5:14-16 NIVJesus said: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do…

Bible Study: Old Walk into New 4

2014-17.4 Luke 24:46-49 Thursday, May 1, 2014 Famous last words At least one reader regularly does this for fun… but for the rest of us it’s a big “how do I…” and “what if…” test of boldness, and faith that what you’re told to do, will work THE DISCIPLES had food for thought in these…

Dawn of the era of ‘God With Us’ – 5

2013–51.5 Isaiah 42:6–7 Friday, December 20, 2013 Shining lights for Jesus Isaiah 42:6–7 I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness;I will take hold of your hand.I will keep you and will make youto be a covenant for the peopleand a light for the Gentiles,to open eyes that are blind,to free captives from prisonand to…

Foretold: New Covenant, New Life (10)

2013-42.5 Isaiah 60:1-4 Friday, October 18, 2013 The reason for us to seek the light and walk in it WE HAVE looked at the prophetic promise which Isaiah holds out which points to Jesus, Lord of lords and King of kings, rejected and crucified when He came the first time – but there will be…

Foretold: New Covenant, New Life (9)

2013-42.4 Isaiah 60:21 Then will all your people be righteous, and they will possess the land forever. Thursday, October 17, 2013 When the True Light returns A READER of this blog posed an interesting question this week. When Jesus returns, and there is the experience of total transparency, truth and the constant light of God’s…

Foretold: new covenant, new life (8)

2013-42.3 Isaiah 60:1-2, 19-20 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Assured – we can find light to walk in YESTERDAY we considered how – like Speen’s frequent power cuts – we can sometimes find that the revelation light of God’s presence and leading seems to have left us in the dark. Is it sin? Is it the…

Foretold: new covenant, new life (7)

2013-42.2 Isaiah 60:20 Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Light to walk in that we can seek any time Isaiah 60:20…the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. We considered yesterday our common experience of “days of sorrow”, the days when it seems we have stepped off the side of the…