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Recent articles

The Law – A Schoolmaster to bring us to Christ (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 10th October 2022

In Part 1 of this Study, we considered how the Jews viewed and handled the Law and how it was that many missed the intended purpose of the Law. In Part 2 we now consider how a discerning Israelite might have carefully, and prayerfully, thought about how the Law of Moses was leading to an understanding of God’s purpose of salvation in the provision of His Son.

“A Master of Israel”

Sunday, 9th October 2022
A Master of Israel

Readings: 1 Chronicles 26; Ezekiel 35; Philippians 3-4

The opening verses of John’s Gospel record are challenging, but they set forth the context to the life of the Lord Jesus Christ that the Apostle John wants to portray.  We are told that in the beginning there was God and God was known by His word.  Through His word all things were created, both in the physical creation (Genesis 1) and in the arrangement of things (or kosmos) that God established at Sinai (Exodus 20).

The Law – Our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 3rd October 2022

How would an ‘ordinary’ Israelite living during the era of the Law of Moses understand that the Law was meant to serve a greater purpose, that it was meant to be a ‘schoolmaster’ (as the word is translated in the King James Version, or ‘guardian’ in the ESV), to bring them to Christ? Faced with the details of multiple animal sacrifices, special feast days and many commandments and rituals of the Law, what were people of that era meant to perceive? In the first part of this Study, we shall consider how the Jews viewed and handled the Law and how it was many missed the intended purpose of the Law. There was (and still is) minute scrutiny of the letter of the Law and the oral traditions compiled over centuries of Rabbinical comments, but the spirit of the Law was lost.

“Called by His Grace”

Sunday, 2nd October 2022
Called by His Grace

Readings: 1 Chronicles 16; Ezekiel 28; Galatians 1-2

We are so well blessed to have the epistles of the apostle Paul. Like Paul, we too are living in a world of increasing challenges where we can sometimes struggle to maintain our faith in God. We remember the words recorded by Matthew 24:37: “But as the days of Noe were so shall also the coming of the Son of man be”. Perhaps we find ourselves turning up those scripture chapters written by Paul in order to guide us in our lives in Christ? But even the apostle Paul, after the Damascus road experience, found life challenging and by sharing his experiences in the epistles he gives us a good foundation for our lives in Christ.

“Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Christ’s Fulfilment of Scripture)

Saturday, 1st October 2022
Shackles

Reading: Luke 4                                                                                         

In the synagogue at Nazareth

It must have been a dramatic scene – we read about it in Luke chapter 4. Jesus, this young man, who had grown up among them, whom they knew so well, standing before them in their synagogue at Nazareth, taking the scroll of Isaiah’s prophecy and slowly unrolling it until he found the opening verses of chapter 61.

Then the silence before he began to read those well-known words recorded by Isaiah:

“Ye are the Salt of the Earth”

Monday, 26th September 2022

Our Master’s teaching on the mount, as recorded in Matthew 5–7, is his longest recorded speech in Scripture, and abounds with exhortation. Almost every verse is a challenge to disciples, both then and now. Every section cries out that there is a standard which is required of us.

It is in Matthew 5:13 that we read the phrase which makes up the title for this study:

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

Two Parables About Prayer

Sunday, 25th September 2022

Readings: 1 Chronicles 8; Ezekiel 21; Luke 18

In today’s reading in Luke 18 we have two of Jesus’ parables recorded.  As with all parables in scripture they are not just simple stories, but have important teachings for his disciples.  In Matthew 13:10 the twelve asked him: “Why speakest thou unto them in parables?” His answer in vs11-16 reveals how important parables are for those who follow him:

The Disciples of John

Monday, 19th September 2022
After his baptism and his wilderness temptations, the Lord Jesus came before John once again and the Baptist made a startling declaration: “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). He pointed out that the Lord Jesus would give himself in sacrifice to save men and women from their sins. John would go on further to say that Jesus was the Son of God.

“Go and do likewise”

Sunday, 18th September 2022

Readings: 1 Chronicles 1; Ezekiel 14; Luke 10

The well-known story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ didn’t really happen. Jesus made it up to illustrate a point he was making.

A lawyer was tempting Jesus to say something that would incriminate himself; something which no human was ever capable of doing. The Jewish expert in the Law of Moses asked, “Good teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17). The emphasis was on “do”. The leaders based their priority very much on actions rather than faith or reason. It wasn’t faith and works, it was simply works.