Acts 9:19b-43

The passage reveals some remarkable turnarounds! Some truly, ‘I never saw that coming’ moments. People saved and healed. We consider how Jesus is proclaimed by Saul as the Son of God, that Jesus can save even the most unlikely people and finally how Jesus can heal and do what is humanly impossible. All of it […]

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What Peter was saying was that Jesus is the Holy One of God. Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus was the suffering Servant. All of these words evoke images in the minds of any true Israelites. All their hopes had been in the one who would be their king and now Peter was saying that they […]

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Carols Connect – Luke 2:1-15; Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

In the Christmas Carol, ‘O Holy Night’ we sing the words, ‘A thrill of Hope, A weary world rejoices.’ How true as we reach the end of the year 2021 is it to say, our world is weary! The carol says however that there is hope. As we consider the Biblical account of Christmas, we […]

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Jeremiah 23:1-8

Despite the fact, that the book of Jeremiah has a lot of “woe” in it, there is also a lot of “hope” in it. What we simply read here is that the Lord himself, will bring about healing. He himself will act, the one who is the Great Shepherd of the Sheep. Instead of relying […]

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Psalm 130 “Deliverance from the Depths”

The psalmist writes from the ‘depths.’ His struggle is with sin and yet there is hope. He acknowledges his sin and calls out to God, the only one who can help when sin is our problem. We must learn to do likewise. As the psalmist waits in hope for God to forgive, we come knowing […]

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