Following the healing of the cripple at the Temple gate, Peter explains the continuing ministry of Jesus

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 Acts 3:12-19   This is where authoritative prayer in Jesus' name, and the faith that comes through Him, is modelled for us to follow 12  When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? … [Continue reading]

David comes close to God and prayerfully stands against the opposition which has come with leadership

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 Psalm 4   The 'fear' of God in a secure trusting relationship with Yahweh overcomes the fear of man. For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. A lament to God and prayer admonition in a situation … [Continue reading]

How well do we know God?

The calendar readings for Sunday, April 15 (Easter 3) as a Bible study for this week Zephaniah 3:14-20 – A time when God will rejoice over us Psalm 4 – Opposition calls for a close relationship with God Luke 24:36b-48 – Jesus' personal appearance … [Continue reading]

Bringing it together – the emerging message

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Tests of true believers RECAP Exodus 14:10-30, 15:20-21 – The test of faith for the impossible Psalm 133 – The test of togetherness John 20:19-31 – The test of believing without seeing 1 John 1:1-2:2 – The test of those who are … [Continue reading]

Tests of a true believer: Walking in the light, dealing with sin

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 1 John 1:1-2:2 If we walk in the light, we have fellowship. If we are transparent about our failings, our relationships with God and others prosper 1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen … [Continue reading]

Tests of a true believer: Thomas declares Jesus “My Lord and my God”

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 John 20:19-31 Receive the Holy Spirit: the disciples are commissioned and sent. An encounter with Jesus which is a spiritual foretaste of the Pentecost experience to come 19  On the evening of that first day of the week, when … [Continue reading]

Tests of true believers: unity

TUESDAY, APRIL 3 Psalm 133 Dwell together in unity... for there the Lord has promised His blessing. There is an anointing of God that comes on our togetherness in Him A song of ascents. Of David. The 15 Songs of Ascents (Psalm 120-Psalm 134) … [Continue reading]

Tests of true believers: The test of faith for the impossible

Readings this week Exodus 14:10-30, 15:20-21 – The test of faith Psalm 133 – The Test of togetherness John 20:19-31 – The test of believing without seeing 1 John 1:1-2:2 – The test of walking in relationship with God MONDAY, APRIL 2 Exodus … [Continue reading]

The emerging message – “He has gone ahead”

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 The emerging message RECAP Isaiah 25:6-9 Isaiah's prophecy of death being swallowed up for ever. People of the Lord of a future generation will say, "We trusted in Him and He saved us". Mark 16:1-8 Mark recounts how the sudden … [Continue reading]

The gospel has crossed the sea to Greek Macedonia

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Paul reminds the large Greek culture church He founded of the essentials of the gospel He himself received – Jesus who died for their sins is very much alive 1  Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind … [Continue reading]