Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, goingContinue reading “Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?”

Mark 9: 38-41…..A sideline thought on judgement.

John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. ForContinue reading “Mark 9: 38-41…..A sideline thought on judgement.”

Mark 9: 33-37……me, me, me…

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “IfContinue reading “Mark 9: 33-37……me, me, me…”

Mark 6: 45-52….A path on the sea.

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was aloneContinue reading “Mark 6: 45-52….A path on the sea.”

Mark 6: 1-6….They should have known him best.

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done byContinue reading “Mark 6: 1-6….They should have known him best.”

Christmas 2021…. The Incarnate Deity is born.

Luke 2 1-7: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, toContinue reading “Christmas 2021…. The Incarnate Deity is born.”

John 1: 9-18….So what does it mean for mankind?

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed inContinue reading “John 1: 9-18….So what does it mean for mankind?”

John 1: 1-5…. It needs to be thought about.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The lightContinue reading “John 1: 1-5…. It needs to be thought about.”

12 days until Christmas….

Today I want to remind us of a couple of Old Testament Passages about the promise of the coming Messiah. After today for the next 11 days I want to have a look at some writings from the four gospels of Jesus Christ according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This will be my runContinue reading “12 days until Christmas….”

Hebrews 12: 18-24…. A comparison.

For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If evenContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 18-24…. A comparison.”