Teaching of the week: for Sunday, Dec 3

Friday, December 1 Be ready! Working with God's gifts for His mission, and cleaning up the house ready for His return. Advent remembers when God visited earth, incarnate, as Jesus the Christ, born in Bethlehem; together with the promise that He … [Continue reading]

Grow in the gifts while expecting Jesus

Thursday, Nov 30: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Live in expectation of Jesus, making full use of the gifts of Jesus in pursuing His mission 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I always thank my God for you because of … [Continue reading]

Keep watch and recognise the signs

Wednesday, Nov 29: Mark 13:24-37 Keep watch, as those who expect Christ's return at any time. 24 “But in those days, following that distress, "In those days" was a common expression by the prophets of the end times, or a time of judgment. … [Continue reading]

A prayer for restoration and favour

Tuesday, Nov 28: Psalm 80:1–8, 18–20 A prayer for restoration and favour 1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth… Three titles of God: ‘Shepherd of Israel’, … [Continue reading]

Expectation! Advent Sunday

Bible study on the lectionary readings for Sunday, December 3 – Advent Sunday MONDAY, Nov 27: Isaiah 64:1–9 Expectation of a new encounter with the Love of the Father, the Way of Jesus and the Life of the Spirit. An appeal to God “to come to the … [Continue reading]

FRIDAY, November 24

John 10:11-16 Additional to the lectionary readings The Good News of knowing that we are His The Ezekiel 34 passage uses the language 'shepherds of Israel' to denounce those who have only taken care of themselves, who have ruled selfishly and … [Continue reading]

THURSDAY, November 23

Ephesians 1:15–23 People empowered by the same power that raised Jesus from the dead 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, … [Continue reading]

WEDNESDAY, November 22

Matthew 25:31–46 The Lordship of Jesus — His own, evidenced by Christlike behaviour. 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His glorious throne. Verses 31–46 are description of the final … [Continue reading]

TUESDAY, November 21

Psalm 95:1-7 We are His flock in His care, people of praise 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. “Rock” is a common poetic figure for God. 2-3 Let us come before Him with thanksgiving … [Continue reading]

MONDAY, November 20

Bible study on the lectionary readings for the week leading up to Sunday, November 26, 2017 Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7 Matthew 25: 31-46 Ephesians 1:15-23 Knowing we are the Lord’s: Sheep of the Shepherd’s pasture, sons and daughters of … [Continue reading]