Our gifts to a king 1

2015-01.1 Matthew 2:11 Monday, January 5, 2015 “What can I give Him…?”   A European artist’s “bleak midwinter” scene which, however, depicts a season of adversity with nothing evident to give – a good starting point. Matthew 2:11 (NIV)“…They saw the child with His mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped Him. Then they opened their treasures…

The Going is Good 5

2014-39.5 Luke 19:10 Friday, September 26, 2014 Good News in a culture of selfishness Former undercover Millwall hooligan PC James Bannon studied lawlessness from the inside HARRY Conn, an evangelist of a former era used to say: “You’ll never get people saved until you get them lost.” Luke 19:10For the Son of Man came to…

Look Again at the Good News 3

2014-37.3 Mark 1:1 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 The Gospel that the gospels present Writer, speaker and NT theologian Skye Jethani THE ONE clear explanation of what the Gospel is, by Paul writing to the Corinthian church (1 Cor. 15) makes a surprising contrast to the way many of us have explained the gospel to others.…

Who is Master and who is servant?

1 Samuel 3:10 Thursday, August 15, 2013 Following Jesus as Lord – who is the master and who is the servant? Who’s in charge here? OFTEN when we come to God in prayer we have all sorts of requests: “God, heal my mother.” “Help me with this assignment or interview.” “Bless my marriage, my finances.”…

Declaring Jesus as Lord through baptism

Matthew 28:18-20 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Declaring Jesus as Lord through baptism – part of our response to the call to become disciples Matthew 28:18-20Then Jesus came to them and said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the…

Follow Jesus as Lord

Follow Jesus as Lord Tuesday, August 13, 2013  
Galatians 5:22 (NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. How do you relate to your rescuer? Imagine you are swimming in the sea and you get severe cramp –…

Three certainties – the security of knowing

1 John 5:13-15 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Three certainties – the security of knowing  1 John 5:13-15 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we…