Free to Love

30. March 2018
‘…For God so Loved the World…’ (John 3, 16) Pope Francis is in the headlines – again. He has, apparently, declared that there is no ‘hell’; arguing that, after death,…
‘…Repay no one evil for evil…’ (Romans 12, 17a) In a recent episode of ‘Not Going Out’ it was remarked that ‘Hate is a ‘mummy & daddy’ word. Bigotry is…
Show no partiality as you hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ (James 2, 1) The Letter of James is perhaps the most straightforward of all the books of…
‘…Be Transformed by the renewing of your mind…’ (Romans 12, 2a) None of us likes to admit it, but the truth is we are all under pressure to conform. But…
‘…The poor you always have with you…’ (John 12, 8) I have chosen my word carefully. I could have opted for the more straight forward ‘Freedom from Poverty, but therein…

Freedom from Slavery

25. February 2018
‘…If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed…’ (John 8, 36). It seems that early Christians regarded slaves who converted to have been ‘set free’ spiritually;…

Freedom from Indignity

18. February 2018
‘May your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless’ (1 Thess. 5, 23) So much of who we are, what we are is defined for us. But…
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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…