How have you done at keeping your hope up through the pandemic? It has been hard at times hasn’t it. We were promised a short fight to flatten the curve and then normality by Easter last year only for the First Lockdown to drag on into the summer of 2020. Then in the Autumn we… Continue reading Keeping faith in the promise (Romans 4:13-25)
This week, we looked at the second part of our series “The Promise”. The following short reading is massive for our understanding of Scripture and God’s purposes “The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into… Continue reading Blessing Bringer (Genesis 12:1-3)
Thinking back to a conversation I had with two other Christians about the Home Office’s approach to processing asylum claims, I was struck again by how much our perception of the asylum system is shaped by our view of asylum seekers themselves. If I think that asylum seekers are very likely to be fake, just… Continue reading Refugees – Blessing or burden?
For Starters When you do something wrong, or when you hurt someone you care about, what do you usually do to put things right (if anything)? Does it work? A Look at the Bible What does the Text say? The story of Abraham and Melchizedek is told in Genesis 14. Abraham goes to rescue Lot… Continue reading Melchizedek
Introduction Last time, we saw that we have to be on the look out for false teachers. However we also saw that despite their sneakiness and arrogance, false teachers cannot avoid God’s judgement. However, how can we be sure that they will receive justice and how can we be certain that in the meantime and… Continue reading Justice and Salvation (2 Peter 2:4-10)