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Recent articles

“Redemption through his blood” (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 4th October 2021
The first time we read of the truth being preached in Ephesus is in Acts 18. Paul was on the homeward leg of his second missionary journey. Having spent up to two years in Corinth he was making his way back to Jerusalem and his ship put in at this important city of Asia. Priscilla and Aquila had travelled with Paul this far but he left them in Ephesus after his brief stay. Paul desired to be back in Jerusalem at the feast.

Children of God

Sunday, 3rd October 2021

Readings: 1 Chronicles 17; Ezekiel 29; Galatians 3, 4

The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, writes something startling, not just for the Christians in Galatia but more importantly (as far as we are concerned) for us too:

“So, in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27 NIV).

“Jerusalem and Its’ Future Role”

Friday, 1st October 2021

Reading: Zechariah 14                                                                                          

I want you to imagine that you know a man who claims to be able to predict what the future holds for any major city in the world. Let’s say you’re talking to him about Berlin. It has certainly gone through some difficult and challenging times over the last hundred years or so:

Parables of the Lost (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 27th September 2021
We saw in Part 1 how the three parables of the lost are in fact one set of teaching from the Lord Jesus on how he, we and God deal with those who are lost. In consideration of the Lost Sheep we saw how Christ deals with those who are lost and how we must recognise the need to be found.

Journey to Jerusalem

Sunday, 26th September 2021

Readings:  1 Chronicles 9; Ezekiel 22; Luke 19

In Luke 19 we have reached Jericho on the final journey of Jesus to Jerusalem where he would offer himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin. This journey started as Jesus: …steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). The journey took about six months. This was a busy time for Jesus as our recent readings have revealed.

Parables of the Lost (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 20th September 2021

There are sixteen parables which are unique to Luke’s gospel record, three of those being the parables of the lost and found in Luke 15. There are three parables (the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost sons), but one message, one common teaching from the Lord Jesus, given in response to the criticism from the scribes and Pharisees: “This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them”. The parables explain Christ’s reason for loving, seeking and receiving the sinful. But there is also a message for us, for we too need to seek out that which is lost. There are three parables in the chapter but it is in fact one parable in three phases.

Stories from Luke's Gospel

Sunday, 19th September 2021
In about a week's time we will, God willing, be reading from Luke 17 and 18. Luke 17:24 tells us that the Lord's return to this earth will be totally unmistakable and highly dramatic. All of us look forward to that with awe-inspiring expectation. But in Luke 18:1, Jesus exhorts his hearers to pray and in to-day's chapter teaches his disciples what we know as ‘The Lord's Prayer’ (Luke 11:2-4).

Miracle of the Fig Tree (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 13th September 2021

In Part 1, we saw that Jesus cursed the fig tree because he wanted fruit, representing the “fruits meet for repentance” that God required. He had given the nation an extra year in order to produce this fruit (Luke 13:8) but they had not done so. We saw the repeated teaching of the Lord that Israel had not listened to his word, they would kill the son and would therefore be ‘miserably destroyed’ and have their city burned up by the armies sent forth by the king, God Himself.

Now we will think about some Old Testament passages about withered fig trees and how this relates to the Olivet Prophecy.

Revival

Sunday, 12th September 2021

Readings: 2 Kings 18; Ezekiel 8; Luke 4

There is a lovely theme in our readings today of the beginnings of a revival in the worship and understanding of the one true God, the God we love, the God who has been loved by the faithful throughout the ages.

Hezekiah

“Sing psalms to His name!” (Issue 180)

Tuesday, 7th September 2021
Issue 180 - “Sing psalms to His name!”

When did you last sing a song of praise with others? When, for that matter, did you last sing a song of praise on your own? For many of us, coronavirus lockdowns have brought an end to communal singing. Perhaps you sing along at home as hymns are played on Zoom. Perhaps you sing with those you live with. Or perhaps you have contributed to the ‘virtual choir’ videos that have sprung up over the last year.

But it’s not the same. An important part of our life together has been muted. Does this mean that our praise to God will be any less? No, of course not. Praise is much more than music.