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Raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15)

Monday, 2nd September 2019

The Apostle Paul said to Felix: “There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust” (Acts 24:15), and to Agrippa: “Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?” (26:8).

Resurrection is a ‘rising again’, a standing upright. The word ‘resurrection’ occurs about forty times in the New Testament, but not once in the Old, though the subject is amply revealed in the Law and the Prophets. In Luke 20, Jesus, in his argument against the Sadducees who deny that there is any resurrection, declares that Moses taught it in the Law and cites from his book of Exodus 3:6 as proof:

With God all things are possible

Sunday, 1st September 2019

Readings: 2 Kings 6, Lamentations 2, 1 Corinthians 15

Throughout scripture there is abundant witness to this truth.

In our New Testament reading for today, 1 Corinthians 15, the apostle Paul is reminding our Corinthian brethren and sisters of the first century A.D. of the very basic details of belief in Christianity. We come together today as they did each week, we remind ourselves that we share with them the same faith and beliefs, knowing that like them we are weak and frail servants of our Lord in need of warning, instruction, encouragement and comfort in our individual circumstances.

Judas Iscariot (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, 26th August 2019

Part 3 now looks at Judas’ shocking arrival in the Garden of Gethsemane, his dreadful guilt and his desperate suicide. So far, we have seen Judas’ struggle with “the love of money” which (for him) was “the root of all evil”. He has left the upper room where the Lord showed only John and Peter who his betrayer would be, and the rest of the disciples assume his departure is so that he can buy something for the poor, so complete is his deception.

Judas Iscariot (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 19th August 2019

In our previous look at Judas, we saw that both his names had significant meanings that would remind him of the temptation presented by riches and his need to put his trust in God’s mercy instead. He was “one of the twelve” who Jesus chose to be his disciples, and yet he was also the “one who would betray him”. We will look at Judas’ experiences in the last week of Jesus’ life, from the house of Mary and Martha to the upper room.

Take Heed

Sunday, 18th August 2019

Readings: 1 Kings 13, Jeremiah 39, Mark 13

Today we turn our attention to Mark’s record of the Olivet prophecy by Jesus. Matthew and Luke both record this event too, but all three are inspired to emphasise different parts of the message.

Luke focuses on the return of Jesus: “They will see the Son of Man coming with power and great glory … Look up for your redemption is drawing near”. Luke 21:27-28 (RSV)

Judas Iscariot (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 12th August 2019

Judas Iscariot is perhaps the most famous villain of all time. People in the world will not have heard of other disciples like Simon Peter, or James and John, but you can almost guarantee that they know the name Judas and immediately associate it with a close friend who betrays you. In this study, we’re going to look at Judas to try to see what his motivations were for betraying his Master; how Jesus tried to change his friend’s mind and how even his awful death teaches us a lesson about the mercy and forgiveness of God.

Stand Still

Sunday, 11th August 2019

Readings: 1 Kings 6, Jeremiah 32, Mark 6

During our lives, there are times when we are very busy. If we are at work every day, or we have a young family, perhaps we have a home along with its daily routine and what if we would like to spend more time and effort in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ. It seems that there are not enough hours in the day to cope with all that we have to do.

GRENFELL TOWER

Monday, 5th August 2019
What we need to do now, for our learning, is to look at a very similar disaster which took place in the time of Jesus. This also involved a tower, and the deaths of eighteen unfortunate people. The reference is in Luke 13:4. Siloam is in the south-east corner of the Old City, only half-a-mile from the Temple. We notice that nobody seems to have been interested in why the tower fell, or what could have been done to prevent it. It could have been a design fault by the architect. It could have been the builder economising on materials, or building too hastily. It could even have been an earth tremor. But that was of no concern. What they wanted Jesus to say was that the people who died when the tower fell were particularly evil people, and God was visiting them with judgement. That idea seems strange to us.