One of my favourite episodes in the New Testament is when Peter and John come upon a lame beggar who’s been sitting at the gate of the temple (called Beautiful – such a name!) daily for many years, begging from those who entered. The lame beggar was over 40 years old and had spent his … Continue reading Waiting on the Lord
I wrote this in November last year – and don’t know why I never published it! Obviously it was just waiting for now. I’m now two weeks behind in Sunday School readings – sometimes, there are things to linger over. Thoughts and insights and connecting connections… I’ve just finished Hebrews, and took a long time … Continue reading Faith: ‘Looking for a city with firm foundations’
The overall message of Romans is that we can never be free by living a sinless life – even if it were possible, it wouldn’t redeem us. That comes through a change of heart; a purification of spirit – which come through the power of Jesus Christ, who is perfect. The Law of Moses is the start, not the end. The end is Jesus Christ and redemption. Continue reading The faith of Abraham (Romans 4)
John 5:39 & 40
In the KJV, verse 39 is translated as a direction: Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. The French 1901 translation gives it a different meaning:
You search the scriptures, because you think that in them ye have eternal life: it is they which testify of me.
And you will not come to me to have life(!) Continue reading Gatherings
The promised second installment of this series! I’m not sure I have all the cards I wrote, seeing as I moved recently, so my things are a bit mixed around. But let’s pretend I do, and go from… …Matthew 23:13-33 All of this chapter is good – the Lord speaking to his followers about the … Continue reading New Testament scripture faves, Part 2