Archive for April, 2012

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Rules, rules, rules (11:29-54)

We continue to think about ways in which people evade the challenge of Jesus.  Jesus spoke about matters of the heart: love for God, concern for justice.  But the Pharisees cared only about externals.  Providing they kept outward rules, they were sure they were safe.

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Walk with me

I have in front of me a little booklet. It was given to me after last Sunday evening’s service. A booklet of daily Bible devotional readings mainly from John’s gospel or Acts…

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Evading the challenge of Jesus (11:23-)

Jesus confronted his hearers with the clearest, most direct words possible. Yet they managed to find ways of evading what he said.

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Easter Services – Listen Again

How can Easter change you life? On that first Easter Day Jesus’ disciples saw the facts of what had happened, they heard messengers from heaven speaking to them, they even met with the risen Christ himself but were left only fearful and confused. What was it that changed their lives for ever and that could change yours too?

Ascended for us (John 20:17) We often forget about a crucial part of the Easter Story – that 40 days after his resurrection Jesus ascended into heaven. The news that the risen Lord Jesus would ascend to heaven was what his disciples …

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Darkness veils thine anguished face (Mark 15:21-39)

Jesus is plunged into black darkness as the whole weight of God’s anger against sin crushes him. Yet at the end of it all he still cries out ‘My God, My God’. One man recognises how remarkable his death is and realises just who this dying man is.

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