Mark 7: 14-23…..A very short parable!

And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” And when he had entered the house and leftContinue reading “Mark 7: 14-23…..A very short parable!”

Galatians 6: 11-18….A quick summary.

See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who are circumcisedContinue reading “Galatians 6: 11-18….A quick summary.”

Galatians 6: 1-5….The summing up begins.

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. ButContinue reading “Galatians 6: 1-5….The summing up begins.”

Galatians 5: 13-18….Freedom not licence!

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are notContinue reading “Galatians 5: 13-18….Freedom not licence!”

1 Samuel 23: 1-6….Seeking God’s will.

Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” But David’s men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid hereContinue reading “1 Samuel 23: 1-6….Seeking God’s will.”

Matt 1: 18-25….Joseph visited by an angel…..

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.Continue reading “Matt 1: 18-25….Joseph visited by an angel…..”

1 Samuel 16: 1-5….Treading a fine line!

The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” And Samuel said, “How can I go?Continue reading “1 Samuel 16: 1-5….Treading a fine line!”

1 Samuel 15: 14-21….A head to head discussion.

And Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?” Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen to sacrifice to the LORD your God, and the restContinue reading “1 Samuel 15: 14-21….A head to head discussion.”

1 Samuel 15: 10-14….Caught out…

The word of the LORD came to Samuel: “I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandments.” And Samuel was angry, and he cried to the LORD all night. And Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning. And it wasContinue reading “1 Samuel 15: 10-14….Caught out…”

1 Samuel 15: 6-9….Does half equal the whole?

Then Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart; go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the people of Israel when they came up out of Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. And Saul defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as far asContinue reading “1 Samuel 15: 6-9….Does half equal the whole?”