‘...Zacchaeus, make haste and come down…’ (Luke 19, 5b) Zacchaeus, no doubt along with many other occupants of Jericho, was intrigued by the prospect of Jesus of Nazareth passing through…

Jesus calls out to Lazarus

20. August 2017
‘…Lazarus, Come Out…’ (John 11, 44a) When Lazarus walked out of the tomb, Jesus’ instruction to those watching was ‘to take off the grave clothes and let him go’…Those who…
‘…Rise and go to Damascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do…’ (Acts 22, 10) It is often said that by living the…
‘…And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid”…’ (Luke 5, 10b) Jesus encountering the fishermen and inviting them to become His followers calls to mind up an interesting question:…

The Call of Samuel

16. July 2017
‘…Then the Lord called, “Samuel, Samuel” and he said, “Here I am”…’ (1 Samuel, 3, 4) ‘…Rekindle the gift of God that is within you…’ (2 Timothy 1, 6b) Samuel…

The Calling of Moses

25. June 2017
‘God called to him out of the bush’ (Exodus 3,4b) “Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order…

The Call of Abraham

18. June 2017
‘Go from your country to the land that I will show you’  (Genesis 12:1) Any attempt to be precise with regard to the geography, history and religion of the part…

The Loveliness of God

11. June 2017
‘…As One from whom we hide our faces…’ (Isaiah 53, 3b) Loveliness is a self defining word, defying definition beyond itself. But it has to mean something. In literature its…
…He will guide you into all truth… (John 16, 13) Pentecost is the culmination of the ‘Gift that keeps on giving’ - it has brought us into being as image-bearers…

The Tenderness of God

28. May 2017
‘…And He had compassion on them…’ (Matthew 14, 14b) In a former life I worked in a steelworks, and one of the processes involved was ‘tempering’ - reducing the ‘hardness’…