‘This, however, is not the way it shall be among you. If one of you wants to be great, you must be the servant of the rest; and if one of you wants to be first, you must be the slave of the others — like the Son of Man, who did not come to… Read more
‘A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.’ (John 13:34) For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will… Read more
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God answered, ‘I will be with you, and when you bring the people out of Egypt, you will worship me on this mountain. That will be the proof that I have sent you.’ But Moses replied, ‘When I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your ancestors sent me to you,”… Read more
Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. (verse 29) Read John 4:5-42 On a hot, dusty Samaritan road, a weary, worn-out traveller encounters Jesus. After meeting him, she leaves her water jar at his feet. What did that water jar represent? It represented a need didn’t it? If there… Read more
Let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! … We are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. (verse 6) Read Psalm 95 Worship begins with a rousing shout of recognition and celebration. ‘The Lord is King; ‘The Lord is risen.’ Worship is not a now and then thing but an… Read more
The Lord himself saved them… But they rebelled against him and made his Holy Spirit sad. So the Lord became their enemy and fought against them. (verse 10) Read Isaiah 63:7-14 Isaiah’s portrayal of the relationship of God and Israel is intensely personal and almost shockingly human. It’s a story of love betrayed by unfaithfulness…. Read more
Stephen answered, ‘Brothers and fathers, listen to me! Before our ancestor Abraham had gone to live in Haran, the God of glory appeared to him in Mesopotamia and said to him, “Leave your family and country and go to the land that I will show you”. And so he left his country and went to… Read more