Exodus 19:1-6 We take a “bullet train ride” through the book of Exodus as we see how God plans to rescue his people and establish a relationship with them – and us!
Romans 4:18-25 One man, one promise and God’s plan to restore our relationship with him has begun!
Isaiah 5:20-24 We live in a beautiful world with spectacular sights and generous deeds. But we also live in a world marred by disease, disaster and death. It’s a mixed bag! But in this bleak situation, there is hope!
Psalm 8:1-9 The Bible is not a random collection of fascinating (and sometimes frightful) stories. It’s one Big Story of how God puts the world right. The more we understand this Big Story, the more we understand our own purpose and destiny.
Psalm 19:1-6 Matariki – how can we make the most of this newly minted (for most of us) festival? And what can we learn from the Maori worldview and spirituality?
John 21:15-19 Chapter 20 of John’s book (covered last week) sounds like a fitting end to the story of Jesus, but here we have a rather strange followup “epilogue” about Jesus and Peter and “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. What is it about? Why is it “tacked on” like this? What does it have toContinue reading “Unfinished business”
John 20:1-31 “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.” (John 20:1) What has happened? Follow those early disciples as the truth finally dawns on them!
John 19:17-41 When Jesus was crucified, it seemed like his mission had ended in failure. So why do we cherish “that old rugged cross” today? Because Jesus’ death was not a disaster but a great victory!
Jeremiah 29:11-14 Regret is a powerful emotion that we all experience at some point in our lives. It can consume us and prevent us from moving forward in our walk with God, our relationship with others and our own happiness and contentment. How do we move forward and live a life without regrets so thatContinue reading “Living a life without regret”
John 18:1-19:16 We have come at last to the final 24 hours of Jesus’ life. From betrayal to trumped-up charges and brutal torture, this was the night when Satan seemed to have his way with the Son of God. But who was really in control?