The old Peter resurfaces in this text and his mouth moves before his brain is engaged. Peter says this, “What about him?” I think we all relate to Peter’s comments. The human condition is such that we spend endless time comparing ourselves with others. We so often feel good or bad in comparison to others. […]
Nobody should criticise Mary for the generosity of her gift because the motivation was right! In fact, it makes our love seem rather poor in comparison. Motivation is such an important part of the Christian life. How do we respond to the Saviour’ love for us? At times we seem to be far too calculating […]
Have you seen his glory? Have you given him glory? As we approach Easter through John’s Gospel, we have to see it. Easter is about remembering his greatness and getting everything back into perspective. It is to have an elevated opinion about Jesus. It is to see his holiness. It is to appreciate God’s love.
As we look at this text we see how important it is to trust that Jesus is in control and that he loves us. Without that knowledge and without faith we will simply be tossed to and fro in all the circumstances of life.
Waiting is something that we find really difficult to do! Waiting can be a real struggle and yet, as Christians we believe that God/Jesus will be glorified in all circumstances. In this passage, Jesus waited for Lazarus to die before making his appearance. Yet, his waiting not only telegraphed his own death and resurrection but […]
Jesus flight to Egypt indicates how the forces of evil are determined to strike at the Messiah, the one who is the seed of the woman who will crush the head of Satan. Already from birth, Jesus life is in danger and ultimately Satan will see Jesus’ crucified and yet it is only a pyrrhic […]
The story of the wise men is in many ways a strange one and in this sermon we look at some of the reasons that Matthew included it in his gospel. Many of the themes in this story come out later in the Gospel of Matthew and are well worth exploring.