Bible Readings Luke 13:6-9 Daniel 5 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, They tell the story of the young man who wanted to rent a room off the old lady who lived right next to a railway line. First she showed him the room, and showed him around. Then the two settled … Continue reading Forfeited Grace
Readings: Psalm 23; John 10:1-21 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, Psychologists identify a personality disorder in some patients with limited language skills, so much so, they find it hard to understand idiomatic expressions. They understand a literal understanding of words, but expressions can sometimes just pass them by. If I say am a bit … Continue reading The Good Shepherd
Readings Isaiah 49:1-7; John 9:12-27 Introduction In his book, Catching the Light, quantum physicist Arthur Zojanc writes of studies which investigated recovery from people born blind. Thanks to cornea transplants, people who had been blind from birth could suddenly have functional use of their eyes; however, success has been rare. Zajoc quotes from another researcher … Continue reading What have you to say about Christ?
Bible Readings Isaiah 49:1-7, John 8:12-27 Introduction The renowned artist Paul Gustave Dore once lost his passport. When he came to a border crossing, he explained his predicament to one of the guards. Giving his name to the official, Dore hoped he would be recognised and allowed to pass. The guard, however, said that many … Continue reading Who are You, Jesus?
Scripture readings: Exodus 17:1-17 John 7: 14-39 Introduction Just about two weeks ago we observed Armistice Day. It meant the end of the war in which 17 million soldiers died and 20 million were wounded. We need dates to help us remember. In 1969 the BeeGees had a hit song “Don’t forget to remember.” The … Continue reading The Rock Jesus – the thirst is over
Readings: Isaiah 55:1-8, John 6:25-51 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, I read this just yesterday: I walk up to the grocery cupboard looking for food, but the only things I see are the ingredients. Ready-made meals can be so convenient. Mothers who labour long hours in the kitchen to prepare meals for their families … Continue reading Jesus Christ, our eternal food and drink
(John 5:16-30, Ezekiel 37:1-14) Mercy – the work of Father and the Son The first few verses of John 5 tells the story of our Lord coming to the aide of the helpless who superstitiously stared at the signs of moving water and then hoped to get in first and be healed. One chap sat … Continue reading Crossing over from death to life
A young pastor was looking for a cloth he could use over the communion table, and found one on a street sale. The next day, while unlocking the building, he noticed an elderly lady on the curb and invited her to come inside for warmth. While she making herself comfortable in a pew, the pastor … Continue reading The Messiah, the thirsty sinner, the living water, the harvest
(Summary of the the fist nine chapters of the Gospel of Mark) A Gospel Presentation Thanks for asking me about what I believe about Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God Mark, who wrote a book in the Bible, understand from the last book in our Old Testament that someone like the prophet … Continue reading What the Gospel of Mark teaches me about Jesus Christ, the son of God