Priority! Return God’s love to Him and others

Ruth and Naomi: "Where you go, I will go... where you stay, I will stay, Ruth 1:16" TLW44 Scriptures to read in preparation for Sunday, November 4 Theme: The priority of returning God's love to Him and others SUMMARY Deuteronomy 6:1-9 … [Continue reading]

God and His purposes are good, all the time

The disciples and Jesus – and the blind beggar, Bartimaeus. God had a higher purpose than the injustice suffered by the 'son of uncleanness'. TLW 43 Scriptures to read in preparation for Sunday, October 28 Theme: God and His purposes are … [Continue reading]

God’s ways are higher

Jesus demonstrates God's higher purpose: incarnate Word of God, dying as the full and final sacrifice, and then resurrected and elevated as everlasting Great High Priest of the order of Melchizedek TLW42 Revised Common Lectionary readings for … [Continue reading]

Catching God’s heart to change ours

Jesus gently challenges the rich young ruler, to tease out where his security and his heart really is, Mark 10:17. TLW41: Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, October 14 Theme: How much have we caught God's heart, and He ours? Job … [Continue reading]

Heaven’s justice exposes man’s way

Leon Bonnat's classic depiction of Job – the name means 'Where is the heavenly Father?' –crying out to God in his severe and unfair affliction. Job is the epitome of all that is unfair, unjust – and of Satanic origin. Revised Common Lectionary … [Continue reading]

True Greatness

"We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves; and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God." – Thomas Merton Proverbs 31:10-31 – Greatness comes through character and diligence Mark … [Continue reading]

Listening to the Lord and speaking for Him

Image credit: St George's Anglican Church, Burlington, Canada Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday, September 16 (Pentecost 18) Proverbs 1:20-33 | Listening and speaking out – our opinions or wisdom's voice? Mark 8:27-38 | Listening … [Continue reading]

God’s love – no favouritism

Image credit: Gail Davis, www.linkedin.com/pulse/favoritism-prejudice-mercy-james-21-13-gail-davis Theme: God loves us without favouritism, and that is His way for us Image credit: Gail Davis, … [Continue reading]

Heart condition

TLW 35 – The RSL readings for September 2, 2018 The heart is deceitful above all things... Jer. 17:9 Theme: the Lord of love who changes our hearts from within Song of Solomon 2:8-13 » A loving heart celebrated in a love poem Mark 7:1-8, … [Continue reading]

Living in the connection between heaven and earth

Church calendar readings for Sunday, August 26, in Bible order Prepare for Sunday by reading the Bible passages beforehand – read again to reflect on Sunday's teaching 1 Kings 8:1,6,10-11, 22-30, 41-43 » God presences himself in the glory … [Continue reading]