Jul 182018
 
BCaD - Pastoral Epistles

We’re going to finish looking at Ezekiel on Friday 20th July with the message of hope of restoration of the city, of the, with God’s presence and glory coming back to the temple, and God living, again, amongst His people. And we’re going to move on to finish our look at the letters of Paul, […]

Mar 152018
 
BCaD - Colossians & Philemon; Isaiah; Ephesians; Ezekiel

We’re going to finish looking at 2 Chronicles on Saturday March 17th and will leave the people of Judah in exile, with their city in ruins but with a message of hope that they will come home and rebuild. When we come back to the Old Testament we’ll look at how these stories developed and […]

Dec 242017
 
Power of words? Power of the Word!

On Friday I was watching a news update from a traffic centre monitoring the state of the roads as people “got away” for Christmas. Everything seemed to be flowing smoothly and, on a number of occasions, as the presenter referred to this she stressed that she was not trying to “tempt fate”. The implication was […]

Dec 232017
 
BCaD - Romans and Chronicles

Our journey through Proverbs comes to an end on Tuesday 26th December and we’re going to follow that by picking up on Paul’s letters – where we have come to the letter he wrote to the church in Rome. Recognised by many as the most complete statement of Paul’s understanding of the gospel of God, […]

Dec 052017
 
BCaD - Sons and parents in Proverbs

The BCaD post for 5th December 2017 quoted from Proverbs 10:1 which speaks about a wise son bringing joy to his father while a foolish son brings grief to his mother. A fascinating question was asked – “any idea why the different parents are mentioned on the opposing sides?” Here are some thoughts. It’s first […]

Nov 082017
 
BCaD - Mark and Proverbs

Over the last few months – in posting thoughts from a “Bible Chapter a Day” – we have looked at 2 Corinthians as part of our survey of Paul’s letters and have just finished looking through Jeremiah and Lamentations where the prophet predicted the destruction of Jerusalem and laments over it. Challenging times for Paul […]

Jun 242017
 
BCaD - 1 Corinthians and Kings

We’re going to leave David and the people of Israel behind for a time – but will come back to them shortly – and pick up our journey through Paul’s letters. We’re going to be looking at 1 Corinthians – a letter Paul wrote to a church that had many issues and challenges to which […]

Apr 222017
 
BCaD - Thessalonians and Samuel

After spending nearly five months of our “Bible Chapter a Day” (BCAD) project reflecting on the book of Psalms it’s just about time to move on. But let’s pause for a moment and reflect on what we have seen: We’ve encountered wonderful words of praise as people rejoice in the greatness and majesty of God We’ve […]

Apr 192017
 
To go or not to go

When the Prime Minister announced yesterday that she was calling a General Election one of the inevitable questions that arose was how this related to her frequent statement that there was no need to hold one until 2020. Some commentators spoke about a U-turn, others about broken promises, while – among others – there is […]