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Recent articles

Jesus’ Last Hours with His Disciples (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 2nd November 2020

John Chapters 13–17 form a section, unique to the Gospel of John, which records in some detail Jesus’ last mortal hours with his disciples in the Upper Room and his words to them en route to the Garden of Gethsemane. It includes that wonderful prayer (John 17) of Jesus for his disciples and believers of all ages. John 13 focusses on two disciples – Judas and Peter. Both had their feet washed by their Lord and Master, but both are going to fail the Lord Jesus Christ, though in different ways. Judas was intent on betrayal. Peter, under pressure, would deny his Lord. Peter failed because he followed his Lord into the courtyard of the High Priest’s house where Jesus was under trial by the Sanhedrin. There Peter found himself in a situation he could not handle.

The Call to Us

Sunday, 1st November 2020

Reading: Mark 16:14-20                                                

We are all different. All around the world there are thousands of people who are alive today, and have responded to the call of the Gospel. We live in different countries, eat an amazing variety of foods, speak different languages, do various jobs, and have very contrasting life-styles. But what’s it matter? It doesn’t. God’s “Call” is open to all. Everyone is welcome in God’s House.

What God Has Cleansed

Sunday, 1st November 2020

Readings: 2 Chronicles 30, Daniel 10, Acts 10

He really shouldn’t have been surprised, but I suppose Peter was influenced by his upbringing and by the opinions of everyone around him.

A chosen people

Parables of Jeremiah – Bonds and Yokes

Monday, 26th October 2020

Reading: Jeremiah 27

Dating the Parable / Prophecy

Jeremiah prophesied from the reign of Josiah (627 BC) until sometime after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, that is over 40 years which included the reigns of Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin (also called Jeconiah and Coniah) and Zedekiah.

The God Who Is Able

Sunday, 25th October 2020

Readings: 2 Chronicles 21, 22, Daniel 3, Acts 1

God had allowed the unthinkable to happen: His people were in exile in Babylon. His promises seemed shattered. Was God really in control? Was He still faithful? Did He still care about His people? In our reading from Daniel chapter 3 we meet three of those exiles: Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego.

A First Look at the Times of Daniel

Monday, 19th October 2020

There is no doubt that when we read the life and times of Daniel, we are reading a story of extraordinary faith. Daniel is called on to do the reverse of Abraham. Whereas Abraham was asked by God to leave his family and country, Daniel was moved forcibly by Nebuchadnezzar from where Abraham settled, back to Babylon away from his own family. We might think that he would have been very down-hearted, wondering if God’s promises to Israel had somehow failed.

A Blessing for Everyone

Sunday, 18th October 2020

Readings: 2 Chronicles 9, Ezekiel 44, John 11

God’s promises made to Abraham offered something to benefit all nations, not just the Jews. The very first promise made that clear: “...in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3 AV). But it also explained that the blessing would come through the Jewish nation, for the words “in thee” make it clear that salvation would come in that way, and that way alone, as the Lord Jesus would later explain to the Samaritans. Salvation was to be “of the Jews” (John 4:22).

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.