John 2.13-23 Today we consider Jesus’ clearing of the Temple. On the face of it, the scandal that he seems to be correcting is simply the sale of animals. However, he would have known that the provision of livestock was essential to the primary purpose of this building. Since it existed almost entirely for animal [...]
He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” – this can be translated as ‘The Rock’. (John 1.42) Many years ago, as a student, I attended a conference with the well-known Scottish minister, John Bell. When going for coffee, I [...]
A new series of reflections on the Gospel of Mark. Today we are thinking of Mark 1.1-8 (The Proclamation of John the Baptist).
Graham thinks of Paul baptising with the Holy Spirit and its command to love.
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Introduction Acts Chapter 15-18 Is it a story of an epic journey? Is it a story of overcoming deceit and violence? Is it a story of getting the truth out there? Well, it is all of these; it is just a great story. In Paul's Second Missionary Journey we have false imprisonment, lying charlatans and formidable thinkers. [...]