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Recent articles

“The day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17)

Monday, 24th September 2018

In Luke 17, the Lord Jesus speaks about the coming kingdom of God and signs of the times – some signs that would have a particular relevance to the generation alive in the first century, leading up to AD 70, and others going far beyond that to the time of the Lord’s return. Of course, it is all one divine work: often in the prophets we find events, far distant in time, pressed together. But when the Lord speaks about the coming kingdom and signs of it, he does this in such a way as to make us look not simply at what is happening in the world around us, but at ourselves.

 

Facing God

Sunday, 23rd September 2018

When we read and re-read the Old Testament prophets like Hosea, do we always see them only in the context of their own day? It is of course exactly right that we should see them like that first, but there are striking lessons for us as well (1 Peter 1:10-12).

 

Prayer (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, 17th September 2018

We must move on somewhat hurriedly to return to where we started, with Jesus. We have seen the brevity and apparent simplicity of the ‘Lord’s Prayer’, but nonetheless seen its comprehensiveness, holding both the answer to the world’s dilemmas, and those of the individual.

 

All Flesh Shall See the Salvation of God (Luke 8)

Sunday, 16th September 2018

Matthew, Mark and Luke all quote from Isaiah 40 to confirm the identity of John the Baptist as the ‘voice crying in the wilderness, preparing the way of the Lord’. But Luke runs the quote beyond where the other two stop and brings his readers to the great purpose statement of the Lord’s mission – “all flesh shall see the salvation of God” (Luke 3:6). In that short phrase can be found two of the great recurring themes of this gospel record – Luke’s interest in “all flesh”, and “the salvation of God”...

Prayer (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 10th September 2018

Perhaps one of the most all-embracing prayers of the Old Testament is that of Solomon at the dedication of the first Temple, recorded in 1 Kings 8. It seems to me that it contains all the elements that might be prayed for, not necessarily at the same time, but it spans a whole spectrum of attributes: Praise to God – An acknowledgement of His power – Thanks for His love and mercy – Pleas for His continued care of the faithful – That His Kingdom will be established for ever – Confession of sin and a begging for forgiveness – Prayers for the foreigner who might embrace God’s truth – Prayers for the weak. You will no doubt see a similarity with the list we saw drawn from the Lord’s prayer in Part 1.

At the Cenotaph

Sunday, 9th September 2018

In two months’ time on November 11th at 11:00 a.m., a solemn event will take place at the cenotaph in Whitehall, (London). A great crowd of people will fill the streets to witness the laying of wreaths at the foot of a stark monument, by royalty and heads of state, in remembrance of the many slain in the terrible combat of World War I...

Prayer (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 3rd September 2018

The familiar reading gives us sound advice from Jesus about how to frame our prayers and the sort of content that might be appropriate. We must note the essential elements of the prayer itself – Acknowledgement of God as our Heavenly Father – Reverence – Pre-eminent thoughts of the Kingdom to come/God’s will – Asking for sufficient to sustain us in this life – Forgiveness of our sins contingent on our forgiveness of others – To be able to withstand temptation – Final ascription of praise – The Amen, ‘so be it!’...

Jeremiah: The Man Who Saw Affliction (Lam 3:1)

Sunday, 2nd September 2018

The Book of Lamentations may not seem the ideal place to draw exhortation from at the Breaking of Bread; yet nothing could be further from the truth! During July and August our second Old Testament Bible Companion reading has led us through the difficult life, the harsh words and the troubled times of the prophet Jeremiah; and now the Book of Lamentations is a graphic reminder that, after forty years of faithful preaching of the Word of God in and around Jerusalem, Jeremiah had to sit and watch as the Babylonians besieged and burned his beloved city and destroyed Solomon’s glorious temple...

The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Saturday, 1st September 2018

The birth of Jesus was heralded by this message from God through His angel to shepherds on the hills outside of the city of Bethlehem.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)

The cleansing of Naaman

Monday, 27th August 2018

The cleansing of Naaman isn’t limited to a lesson on Godly obedience. Gehazi’s intervention has an important lesson for us. Nor is it limited to 2 Kings 5. It starts long before and its impact continues long after. The hero of the account doesn’t have a name, or status. She’s just a little maid – a slave who has foresight and courage to speak out. She doesn’t seek the downfall of Naaman by keeping silent...