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Recent articles

Martha and Mary (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 12th October 2020

In Part 1 we clearly saw the different characters of Martha and Mary and the friction this caused when providing hospitality for the Lord Jesus in their home in Bethany. Should we be hard on Martha or divide ourselves into being pro Mary or pro Martha? Surely not. This was just one moment in their lives and there is no evidence that Mary was any less practical than Martha. Martha was as deeply devout as Mary. She was just over conscious of the greatness of her guest and overlooked the blessings he had come to bestow. That perspective lost, resentment grew until the reproach from Jesus brought her to join Mary at his feet.

Be Joyful Always

Sunday, 11th October 2020

Readings: 1 Chronicles 28, Ezekiel 37, John 2, 3

What does God want us to do? If we could sum-up what He desires from us in one sentence, what would it be? The answer is in Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV).

Martha and Mary (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 5th October 2020

There are six Marys mentioned in Scripture and I see no justification for making any of them the same person. We shall take the straightforward approach and say that the Mary we shall now consider is sister of Lazarus and Martha, whose house in Bethany was honoured by the presence of Christ.

Be Not Entangled with a Yoke of Bondage

Sunday, 4th October 2020

Readings: 1 Chronicles 18, 19, Ezekiel 30, Galatians 5, 6

There is only passing reference in the Book of Acts to the Apostle Paul’s visits to Galatia on his second and third missionary journeys. However, we can learn something of subsequent events from his epistle to the ecclesia which he had established there.

The Call to Follow Jesus in Our Everyday Lives

Thursday, 1st October 2020

Reading: Matthew 16                                                                   

The call to follow Jesus as a result of hearing, understanding and accepting the Gospel, followed by baptism, is not to be undertaken lightly, as we shall see.

Be Ready for Christ’s Return: Watch and Pray!

Monday, 28th September 2020

In two places in the Gospels, Jesus warns us that the final age of this world will be as the days of Noah and Lot (Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26-30). Even a glance at the Old Testament passages about life in those times shows how bad things were. We are given a picture of a world totally removed from God.

Saul; Israel’s First King

Sunday, 27th September 2020

Readings: 1 Chronicles 10, Ezekiel 23, Luke 20

“Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and, fell slain upon Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons ... Thus Saul died; he and his three sons and all his house died together.” (1 Chronicles 10:1-2, 6 RSV). So Israel’s first king died, who, after a promising start, came to an ignominious end. Chosen by God and anointed by Samuel it was Saul who: “...shall save my people from the hands of the Philistines; for I have seen the affliction of My people because their cry has come to me.” (1 Samuel 9:16).

Another Look at the Olivet Prophecy

Monday, 21st September 2020

Reading: Matthew 24

Most of us are familiar with the Olivet Prophecy that Jesus spake to his disciples. We have three records of this prophecy and they are in Matthew 24, Mark 13: and Luke 21:5-36. We need to keep each of these passages in our minds in our considerations.

Jesus and his disciples were coming out of the Temple and when the disciples had spoken “… of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts” (Luke 21:5), Jesus shocked them by stating that “there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (Matthew 24:2).

The Parable of the Rich Fool

Sunday, 20th September 2020

Readings: 1 Chronicles 3, Ezekiel 16, Luke 12

The immediate context for this parable is in verses 13-15 of Luke 12. Jesus was asked by someone in the audience to arbitrate over the division of an inheritance. With his usual insight into the minds and motives of men, the Master refuses the request and turns it into a lesson against covetousness. “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke12:15 AV)

Jairus’ Daughter and the Woman

Monday, 14th September 2020

The ruler of a Jewish synagogue would be an expert in Jewish law, and one would suppose a stickler for tradition. Therefore this well-known story about the healing of Jairus’ daughter, and the woman with an issue of blood is all the more remarkable.