Category = ‘bible’
I came across this post by John Cooper (lead singer of Skillet ) this morning. It is written in response to a number of high-profile ‘influencer’ (i.e. pop culture famous) Christians announcing..
The account of how Jesus fed a crowd of ‘five thousand men, besides women and children,’ is well known (eg Matthew 14.13-21). Jesus has been teaching the crowd and healing the sick all day, ..
This week I was due to preach on Mark 13, but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Instead, I thought I’d write a blog post using the material I gathered as part of my studying for the sermon. ..
For me personally one of the hardest skills to learn has been – and still is – listening. When people talk to me I find it hard not to jump to conclusions, finish their sentences, and decide what t..
The coin I’ve often pondered the significance of the coin Jesus asks the Pharisees to produce in this passage: Keeping a close watch on him, they send spies, who pretended to be sinc..
In 2 Chronicles 2-4 we have a description of the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, and then in chapters 5-7 the dedication of the Temple. As I read those chapters recently as part of my B..
One of the most challenging sayings of Jesus comes in Matthew 8.22: Another disciple said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus told him, ‘Follow me, and let th..
‘The LORD will fight for you; you only need to be still.’ In Exodus 14, the people of Israel have finally been allowed by Pharoah to leave Egypt. En masse, they arrived at the Red Sea, supposed..
So much of Jeremiah’s life was opposing false prophets, who were speaking their own mind and not the words of God. Hananiah (in Jeremiah 28) was one of these. The people of Israel are hard-presse..
This morning I read Psalm 88 as part of Morning Prayer . It is a song of isolation, rejection, trouble, and - probably - depression. The psalmist cries to God and yet God stays hidden. He lists his ..