Doing Good (7)

Taking hold of true life Scripture Readings Hebrews 13:7-16 1Timothy 6:3-19 Introduction Daniel Petrie was once a vice president of Microsoft.  When his only sister died in a car crash he took stock of his life.   He commented: And it made me think about well, what would we put on my tombstone if I … Continue reading Doing Good (7)

A Journey from death to life

Meeting the risen Lord   Scripture Readings Psalm 116:1-19 Mark 16:1-11 Introduction We find comfort in knowing a good doctor.  We call them family doctors.  They know everything about us; and we trust them with our secrets.  We trust them with our health.  Once we get to know the doctor, we love going back.  Our … Continue reading A Journey from death to life

The Cross of Jesus Christ

Satisfaction for our sins Scripture Readings Daniel 9:4-19 Hebrews 9:11-28 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, I personally favour the terms Day of the Crucifixion and Resurrection Sunday, plainly to steer away from the secular connotations to these very important events on the Christian calendar. For many people these days Good Friday … Continue reading The Cross of Jesus Christ

Towards the cross

Eye for eye - God’s demand for justice   Scripture Readings 2Corinthians 5:11-6:2 Deuteronomy 19:15-21 Introduction Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 19:21, NIV) It took me many years to work out what “brotherly love” meant.  Our household, like many others I suppose, represented your … Continue reading Towards the cross

Doing Good (6)

Doing good to our enemy   Scripture Readings 1 Samuel 24:1-13 Luke 6:27-36 Introduction When Wycliffe translator Doug Meland and his wife moved into a village of Brazil’s Fulnio Indians, he was referred to simply as “the white man.” The term was by no means complimentary, since other white men had exploited them, burned their … Continue reading Doing Good (6)