The Living Word for Thursday, November 9

###Matthew 25:1-13 *Intentional about being ready for the Lord’s coming, or for any aspect of His timing*. *This parable sits in the middle of a series of six which all speak about being prepared for what may happen suddenly and unannounced – … [Continue reading]

The Living Word for Wednesday, November 8

### Psalm 70:1-6 *Intentional about needing God’s day by day help and deliverance* *This is essentially the same as Psalm 40:13-18.* 1 Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, Lord, to help me. 2 May those who want to take my life be put to … [Continue reading]

The Living Word for Monday November 6

Readings for November 12, 2017 – Third Sunday before Advent and Remembrance Sunday Monday, November 6: Amos 5:18-24 (NIV) Intentional about meeting God – but on His terms, not ours Looking towards the day of the Lord is a reality check for us. The … [Continue reading]

Friday, November 3

Steadfast in living and proclaiming the Gospel 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Paul and Silas fled from Thessalonica under persecution, to Berea where the same happened, then to Athens and Corinth where Paul wrote this letter. Against this backdrop, he is … [Continue reading]

Thursday, November 2

True worship in the true Saviour Matthew 24:1-14 After the exposing the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and religious teachers in the teaching on the Seven Woes, and denouncing them as snakes poised to attack any righteous people sent by God, Jesus … [Continue reading]

Wednesday, November 1

Saints who knew God's steadfastness Psalm 107:1-8 The holy people of the psalmist's era had their share of difficulty, but they knew that they could absolutely count on the steadfastness of God's love. 1 O give thanks to the Lord, for He is … [Continue reading]

Tuesday, October 31

Separated? No, connected through worship Psalm 43 Psalm 42 and 43 are part of the same prayer. The sense is of a priest or Levite who has been separated from the place of worship (perhaps captured, or exiled?) but is going to call on God's light … [Continue reading]

Monday, October 30

The saints are those who truly speak for God Micah 3:5-12 False and true spokesmen for God contrasted. 5 Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry ‘Peace’ when they have something to eat, but declare war … [Continue reading]

The holy tradition leads us in a holy commission

From the lectionary readings for Sunday, October 29, 2017 Theme of the week Scripture is holy and lifegiving, leading to eternal life and given to us to trust — in the historic words of the collect prayer for the week, “to read, mark, learn and … [Continue reading]

The presence of God transforms – us and our world

Lectionary readings for week of October 16–22, 2017 CONTENTS Monday: Read Exodus 33:12-end Tuesday: Supplementary readings, Psalms/Isaiah Wednesday: Read Matthew 22:15–22 Thursday: Read 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 Friday: Message: We need God's … [Continue reading]