The realisation

January 6, 2019 TLW01 Theme: The realisation – light rising in spiritual darkness is for all, not just Jews Isaiah 60:1-16 — God's glory on those that are His attracts others to worship Him Matthew 2:1-12 — The first Gentile … [Continue reading]

The grace and glory of God appear to us and grow in us

The grace and glory of God appear to us Isaiah 9:2-7 – the glory of God comes on Israel A spiritually dark nation receives a peace-bringing ruler like David – and more. 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those … [Continue reading]

Defer to the Lordship of Christ

TLW 51 December 23 (Advent 4) Theme: Advent ABCD – 'D' Defer to the Lordship of Christ Psalm 80:1-7 (theme introduction) — Deferring to God in a plea for His grace. Restored favour with the Lord requires our hearts made right first Micah … [Continue reading]

Villagers arrested by something God had never done before

CONTENTS Christmas Day OT reading Christmas Day Gospel reading Christmas Day Epistle reading Christmas Day application Sunday, December 30 OT reading Sunday, December 30 Gospel reading Sunday, December 30 Epistle reading Sunday, December 30 … [Continue reading]

Change! The Righteous Lord is coming.

His winnowing fork is in His hand... (Image credit http://www.stmarycanons.org/blog/category/chapter-05) (TLW50) Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, December 16, Advent 3 Theme: ABCD of Advent – Change as Christ’s coming … [Continue reading]

Advent 2 – Be prepared

TLW49 December 9 Advent 2 Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Luke 3:1-6 Philippians 1:3-11 19 + 10vv Theme: Advent ABCD. Be prepared – for Christ to come again in a glorious return Luke 1:68-79 — Praise for God's plan of mighty … [Continue reading]

A for Anticipate – the coming of the kingdom

Image credit: https://lutheran-church-regina.com Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, December 2, 2018. Advent 1, Year C. TLW48 Theme: Advent ABCD: Anticipate – the coming of the kingdom INTRODUCTION  The Lord Himself … [Continue reading]

Who is Jesus?

Theme: Who exactly is Jesus and what is the source of His authority? (Christ the King) Image credit: http://www.standingwithchrist.com/whoisjesus.html To read in the week of Nov 18, to prepare for Sunday, November 25 (TLW 47) 2 Samuel … [Continue reading]

How faith destroys the devil’s destruction

Image: https://starvingchristiansblog.com/2017/01/16/in-your-name-i-pray-a-mans-prayer/ Revised Common Lectionary Bible readings to prepare for Sunday, November 18 Theme: The devil's destructive works are overturned by faith in God's … [Continue reading]

I seek the person who’s an open book

Pharisee teachers of the law, Mark 12:38-44. Image: Mike Hayes http://www.googlinggod.com/2011/11/29/have-we-become-the-pharisees/ RCL and Remembrance Sunday readings for Nov 11, 2018 Theme: God hates falsehood, but honours authenticity and … [Continue reading]