Hebrews 10:11-26. Rev Denis Bannerman examines Paul’s request in his letter to the Hebrews that his readers continue to meet together and encourage one another. Encouragement has a biblical basis, there are practical benefits and it is of crucial importance.
Proverbs 3:1-12. Jim looks at Proverbs 3 and, in particular, verse 5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
Luke 2:8-20. The Very Rev Dr Godfrey Brown looks at how we can continue to proclaim the gospel message in the face of paganism, poverty and pain.
John 11:17-37 and Luke 19:28-44. Norman looks at the two occasions in the bible where it is recorded that Jesus wept - once with his friends in compassion for their pain and sorrow, and once over those who rejected his message. He challenges us to examine whether Jesus weeps with us in our pain, or over us in our rejection of his salvation.
1 Peter 1:13-25. The Very Rev Dr Brown describes how Christians ought to live as 'strangers' in this world, with a reverent fear of God.
Matthew 26:17-30. As we come to communion, Rev Ian McNie looks at the story of the Last Supper. He brings an insight into the characters of Judas, Peter and Andrew and challenges us to examine our own understanding of who Jesus is, and our response to Him.
2 Timothy 2:1-13. On Remembrance Sunday, Richard explores Paul’s encouragement to Timothy to continue the battle to faithfully spread Christ’s gospel message and highlights what we can learn today from Paul’s words.
Genesis 3:1-13. Jim looks at events before, during and after the fall of Adam & Eve from the 3rd chapter of Genesis.
John 5:1-18. The Very Rev Dr Godfrey Brown explores the story of Jesus healing the invalid at the pool of Bethesda.
Galatians 5:16-26. Kenneth uses this passage to remind us that we face one of two potential harvests - either the harvest of the sinful nature or the harvest of God-given spiritual fruit.
Mark 4:1-20. Using Jesus' parable and his interpretation of that parable, Very Rev Dr Ian McNie reminds us of how this passage applies as much to us today as it did to the original hearers.
1 Corinthians 12. Rev Kenneth Crowe highlights 5 things about membership of the body of Christ.
Psalm 80. Helen explores what this Psalm teaches us about worship. Focusing on verse 19, she reminds us that only after true repentance can God bless and save us.
Luke 17:11-19. Jesus heals 10 men of leprosy; only one of whom praised God and thanked Jesus.
1 Timothy 1:12-17. Have we lost the amazement and wonder of God's grace? In this letter to Timothy, Paul speaks of how much God has done for him. It was God's initiative to save him through His grace and mercy, even though Paul was "the worst" of sinners, and it resulted in God's glory.
Psalm 46. Right Rev Dr Charles McMullen uses the words of Psalm 46 to remind us of God's power and presence.
2 Kings 5. The story of Naaman being cured of leprosy. We must submit to Christ's authority on His terms and, as a church, even though we seem weak, we must remember that we serve a mighty and powerful Saviour.
1 Corinthians 11:17-26. Rev Crowe examines the nature and purpose of the sacrament of communion.
Jeremy uses the story of the death and resurrection of Lazarus to show us how God is sovereign.