The Forgiver of sins

4. February 2018
‘…Who can forgives sins but God alone?...’ (Mark 2, 7). Previously Mark had demonstrated Jesus’ authority over the demons and then over sickness, now he describes Jesus’ self – declared…

The Voice of Authority

28. January 2018
‘…He taught them as One who had authority…’ (Mark 1, 22). After assembling His ‘team’ ‘Jesus & the Four Fishermen’, as they were known in the pubs, the clubs and…

Ambition or Vocation?

14. January 2018
‘Follow Me’ (Mark 1, 7) Ambition has a ring to it; as if it’s not quite right; an air of selfishness attaches to it. Yet, Vocation seems entirely right, a…

Making Way – Making Waves

7. January 2018
‘…Preaching a Baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins…’ (Mark 1, 4). The cornerstone of the message of the New Testament is a call to repentance’…John the Baptist is…

The Eve of the New

31. December 2017
‘…Therefore, let no one pass judgement on you in questions of food or drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. They are only…
‘…And the Word became Flesh…’ (John 1 ,14) Eight days ago, after our Festival of nine lessons & carols I was ‘taken to task’ by someone. (I don’t mind being…
‘…He will reign on David’s Throne and over His Kingdom…’ (Isaiah 9, 7). One of the most evocative pieces of writing concerning the events surrounding the first Christmas is T.S.…

Christ the King

26. November 2017
‘…We have no King but Caesar…’  (John 19, 16) The nature of monarchy is such that the monarch is chosen for us. Whether we like it or not, there is…
‘…We have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God…’ (Rom. 6, 22) For many people, to be ‘free’ is what they wish for above everything else.…
The church of Luther’s day imposed itself upon the people according to the discipline of the sacramental system. Through the sacraments God’s grace was mediated to the worshipper, but without…