Towards the cross

Eye for eye – God’s demand for justice   Scripture Readings 2Corinthians 5:11-6:2 Deuteronomy 19:15-21 Introduction Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 19:21, NIV) It took me many years to work out what “brotherly love” meant.  Our household, like many others I suppose, represented your…… Continue reading Towards the cross

The Father’s home with us

So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God Scripture Readings Exodus 19:1-6 John 14:15-24 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Let’s begin this morning with a wild statement, “I think religion is dangerous.” The person who practices religion invariably finds himself somewhere on a road to find some…… Continue reading The Father’s home with us

Living by Faith (11)

A Kingdom that cannot be shaken Scripture Readings Exodus 19:14-25 Hebrews 12:14-29 It must have been a dreadful experience, filling one with terror and tremble on one hand, but wonderment and respect on the other: There were words of unfathomable grace: You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore…… Continue reading Living by Faith (11)