29 June 19

39 ‘See now that I, I am He,And there is no god besides Me;It is I who put to death and give life.I have wounded and it is I who heal,And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.40 ‘Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven,And say, as I live forever,41 If I sharpen My Continue Reading

28 June 19

This scripture needs to be read in context, for otherwise the people Paul is opposing are not clear. “They” were Judiazers, preaching that Christians should obey the Mosaic law and also that they should be circumcised, as the Jews were. Their method was to cast out those from the church or their fellowship who would Continue Reading

21 June 19

The alternative text for today has a truth in it; in times of trouble, when the righteous are despised, God will allow them to die so that their suffering ends and they are at peace with him. 57 The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart;And devout men are taken away, while no Continue Reading

Thursday 9 May 19

The Lectionary continues to consider what is worthy of honour and praise. Who is worthy. For within heaven and earth, no one is as worthy as Christ, who has called people from all tribes and nations to be of him, and be his ministers. There is no selection by birthright: you do not have to Continue Reading