On Remembrance Sunday, we remember the sacrifices people made in World War 1, that ended 100 years ago today. However, it’s hard to know the reality of war when you weren’t there. Before Jesus’ crucifixion, His disciples remembered the first Passover 1300 years before when the Israelites first marked their doorposts with the blood of […]
Songs Jesus Sang – Psalms 113 to 118 What songs would you choose or what playlist would you listen to before you died? Today we are starting to look at the last songs that Jesus sang before he died on the Cross.
We hear people sometimes say that there are many ways to God and it doesn’t really matter how we get there. Jesus shows us in this passage that this is not true but that the gate is small and the road narrow that leads to life.
This passage is not the biblical version of Horrible Histories. Instead it shows God’s victory for the Israelites.
Can you think of a time when you have been spiritually exhausted, really really tired, say travelling, looking after a newborn, studying for an exam. Jesus has 3 words for us: ‘It is finished’. We are going to look at what ‘it’ is.
Have you ever been asked to do something you don’t feel equipped for? Yet this passage tells us that is what Jesus does. He calls us to tell people the Good News.
On this happy day that Emma Gordon is being baptised, this passage is a dark one. But it is important to recognise that Jesus experienced the Cross in order that our sins could be washed away. In this passage, we witness Jesus experiencing the dereliction of God, ie God has left Him alone. We ask […]
We are acting out what we believe on the stage of life. Jesus helps us recognise where this stage is located, laid out before heaven.
In this passage, the Gibeonites play an unsophisticated ruse on the Israelites. We can learn lessons from what happened: The need for discernment – an open door is not always the right one. The Israelites made a a mistake – they did not pray to God before making their alliances Guard against complacency in life […]
It’s a minister’s privilege to be at someone’s deathbed when they have trust in God. In this passage we start a series in looking at Jesus’ last words at his crucifixion.