Category = ‘bible’

Feb 2018

‘You need only to be still’

‘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..
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Aug 2017

Waiting and listening

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..
Oct 2015

Glory in Despair

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 ..
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Aug 2012

Psalm 30: I will praise you for ever

David wrote Psalm 30 for the dedication of the Temple, praising God for helping and healing him when David called for help. He calls on the people to praise God, for his anger is only temporary.
May 2012

Weakness turned to Strength

This morning I read Hebrews 11, which is of course the famous ‘By faith..’ passage, listing various Old Testament examples of faithful followers of God, from Abel to Rahab before skipping over Gideon, David and Samuel in a single verse.
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Mar 2012

Questioning God

In Job 37 Elihu (the youngest of Job’s ‘friends’ in the conversation about his suffering) tells Job to ‘stop and consider the wondrous works of God’ (v14).  From thunder and lightning to snow and rain, animals, whirlwinds and people, God made them all, is behind, above and beyond them all, upholds and sustains them all.  
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Jul 2011

Forgiveness and the Second Chance

I am a Christian. I believe that when we turn back to the Father and repent of our sins, we are truly forgiven through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross, and given new life through his resurrection and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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May 2011

End of the World?

Surprisingly (or not) the world is not ending today - probably!  This guy has the right idea: An atheist and entrepreneur from North Hampshire, Bart Centre, is enjoying a boost..
Mar 2009

Good News Proverbs

By this I don’t mean Proverbs that necessarily are Good News, but the translation of the Proverbs in the Good News translation of the Bible.  One or two have actually made me laugh out loud, becaus..
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Feb 2009

Incorporation ‘in Christ’ and Justification

I am currently reading Tom Wright’s latest book, Justification: God’s plan and Paul’s vision .  I am about a fifth of the way through, and so far it is typical Wright: engaging, well-written and tho..