So it begins! With last things… The last straw for Judas who tries to force Jesus’ hand. The last supper together with his disciples The last time Jesus got to spend time alone with his Father. The last moments of Jesus’ freedom. The last of
We have just three more chapters after this. The whole of the “passion” – the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection will be told in those three epic chapters. So what are the last things Jesus says before those momentous events? He points to the
Traps are being set around Jesus. His authority is questioned but he deftly steps straight into the traps set before him and out the other side! Whatever the teachers of the law do, Jesus cannot be touched. His time is near, but not quite yet!
We’re nearly there – Jesus is approaching the last days before his death, but he still finds time to stop and rescue a little man who was HATED by everyone (remember what Jesus said about who our neighbour was!) . This Jesus is for outcasts
Justice is a strange word. We like it when it applies to other people but we aren’t so hot when it applies to us. Luke 18 is ALL about Justice. Justice for us as God meets our deepest needs Justice for those who know they
Luke 17 for Advent – Sin, Faith, Duty, Gratitude, WatchfulnessLuke 17 for Advent – Sin, Faith, Duty, Gratitude, Watchfulness
Sometimes the headings added in the New International Version of the Bible that we use at All Saints can get in the way, but today they are really helpful. These 5 words should be a HUGE challenge to us today. Which word challenges you? Sin?
Every so often one of Jesus’ parables crops up that makes me squirm. Today is one of those. The story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. It is one of my favourites – I remember hearing read by my childhood Parish Priest and the impact
This is the very heart of Luke’s gospel – indeed the heart of all four Gospels! Do you feel lost today? Then Jesus is already on his way to find you!
Lots of invitations are heading back and forth at this time of year. I always smile and think of Rev Geraldine Granger – The Vicar of Dibley – and her epic Christmas Day Lunch Marathon! But who gets an invite? Friends and family? Some we
We continue in a similar vein to the previous chapter. Jesus has a stern warning – “Repent or Perish … There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God,