Galatians 5: 1 – 12 Freedom in Christ

Galatians 5: 1 – 12 Freedom in Christ It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value toContinue reading “Galatians 5: 1 – 12 Freedom in Christ”

Galatians 2: 11 – 21 Paul opposes Cephas

Galatians 2: 11 – 21 Paul opposes Cephas When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he wasContinue reading “Galatians 2: 11 – 21 Paul opposes Cephas”

Reflections on Acts – Part 3

Reflections on Acts – part 3 The passages covered in these reflections describe the way in which the Holy Spirit worked within the early church. They suggest how the church today could be renewed by God. Note, though – and it’s important – St Luke, when he wrote the words in the Acts of theContinue reading “Reflections on Acts – Part 3”

Luke 19: 1 – 10 Zacchaeus the tax collector

Luke 19: 1 – 10 Zacchaeus the tax collector Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So heContinue reading “Luke 19: 1 – 10 Zacchaeus the tax collector”

John 8: 48 – 59 Jesus’ claims about himself

John 8: 48 – 59 Jesus claims about himself The Jews answered him, ‘Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?’ ‘I am not possessed by a demon,’ said Jesus, ‘but I honour my Father and you dishonour me. I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one whoContinue reading “John 8: 48 – 59 Jesus’ claims about himself”