Category Archives: Themes

Our Passover Lamb

I Corinthians 5:6-8 Paul had received news from Corinth that shocked him: the church was condoning sexual immorality of a particularly offensive kind. In rebuking them, why did he make this reference to the Passover? The first Passover (Exodus 12) … Continue reading

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Hair

The hair on our heads is a strange part of our anatomy: virtually irrelevant to the body’s functioning, but carrying huge social significance. As one of the few bits of us that can be displayed in public, how much we … Continue reading

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Foundations

As I write this, my husband is in the process of erecting a new garden shed. The old wooden one has rotted; the new one is metal and should last longer. But one thing is unchanged: the concrete slab that … Continue reading

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A city on a hill

Isaiah 2:1-5 This is a prophecy of ‘the last days’ – which began at Pentecost. So it is being fulfilled now! When Isaiah was preaching these words, the city of God was Jerusalem (which is on a hill, though only … Continue reading

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What have you got?

II Kings 4:1-7 The prophet Elisha, as God’s representative, was approached by a destitute widow. With no husband to provide for her, she faced the loss of her two sons as well in order to pay off her debts. She … Continue reading

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Fear of the unknown

Uncertainty is unsettling. We do not know what lies in the future, or what happens beyond death. It is probably not surprising that so many people read horoscopes; we feel so much more comfortable if we know (or think we … Continue reading

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At all times…

Worship “! will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” (Psalm 34:1) There are times when praise comes naturally to our lips: when we hear good news, when we receive answers to prayer, … Continue reading

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