We’re here. We stand at the Eve of Christmas and our journey through Luke for Advent reaches its climax. Jesus is alive – God is real! So having heard the story afresh of God’s great rescue plan, we can truly celebrate the Good News that
This is horrible! We are almost at the climax of Advent, the great celebration of the Christ Mass is almost here. And we are reading the account of Jesus’ death. It feels wrong. Discordant amidst the carols and the light and the laughter. But this
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