Today… Old versus New. Antiques & classics… all were new once. Don’t put your antiques in a new build home? Fasting versus feasting. Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for…
Today… “Who does this mean think he is – God?”. Er, yep! Jesus hangs out with Tommy Robinson/drug dealers/Gerry Adams/[insert your own sinners here!]. Not bothered about “reputations damage” or “guilt by association”. (NB tax collectors, not tax avoiders = sinners!)
Today… Jesus self-assuredly (Spirit-assuredly!) declares His calling. The local villagers don’t appreciate having a young up-start! Divine protection from the mob. (cf Wesley)
Today… As M&J do what the law requires, the Holy Spirit moves. The law & the spirit. The old & the new – Simeon & Anna, longevity & faithfulness but open & gracious enough to see the promise of the new, even in the most lowly & unexpected. A player for every child of Christian […]
Today… So begins Luke’s “orderly account” “In the time of king Herod” – re: Rob Bell Christmas sermons JtB – called from conception
Today… The end of Mark’s gospel. The greatest day in history, death is beaten, you have rescued me. Shout it out Jesus is alive. Women take the initiative – even though they’ve not thought it all through. But This has already dealt with the obstacles. “And Peter”. Thank you Lord – a word in season […]
Today Kangaroo courts & show trials. The importance of due process and an uncorrup law & justice system (re Ted Talk by IJM founder) Dignity in the face of humiliation & cruelty
Today… Communion of the Saints (and a devil in disguise) The loneliness of Gethsemane Watching & praying – the reality of the parable from day 66?
Today… Jesus gets wasted! A woman triggers the social justice warrior disciples and the social gospel brigade
Today… A short & long term forecast from Jesus – expect storms!