Meditations for Good Friday

Meditation on St John’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion St John describes the crucifixion very briefly. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “Meditations for Good Friday”

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed bu the teaching allegedly from us – whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or byContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness”

2 Thessalonians 1: 1 – 12 Thanksgiving and prayer

2 Thessalonians 1: 1 – 12 Thanksgiving and prayer Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightlyContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 1: 1 – 12 Thanksgiving and prayer”

1 Thessalonians 4: 1 – 12 Living to please God

1 Thessalonians 4: 1 – 12 Living to please God As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know whatContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 4: 1 – 12 Living to please God”

Acts of the Apostles chapters 6 & 7

Over the last few months I have been studying the Acts of the Apostles. I thought it might be helpful if I were to pick out the most important things I learned from each day’s study. To make it less daunting, I’m going to do this over the course of the next week. Acts 6:Continue reading “Acts of the Apostles chapters 6 & 7”

Acts 13: 13 – 43 In Pisidian Antioch – Part 1

Acts 13: 13 – 43 In Pisidian Antioch – Part 1 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem. From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. After the reading from the law andContinue reading “Acts 13: 13 – 43 In Pisidian Antioch – Part 1”

Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2

Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2 ‘Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate planContinue reading “Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2”

Luke 23: 26 – 31 The crucifixion of Jesus – the daughters of Jerusalem

Luke 23: 26 – 31 The crucifixion of Jesus – the daughters of Jerusalem As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, includingContinue reading “Luke 23: 26 – 31 The crucifixion of Jesus – the daughters of Jerusalem”

Luke 21: 20 – 38 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 2

Luke 21: 20 – 38 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 2 ‘When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those in the country not enter the city.Continue reading “Luke 21: 20 – 38 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 2”

Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants

Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruitContinue reading “Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants”