Isaiah 33:1-24 ‘O Lord…Be our strength every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble’ (Isaiah 33:2). We are not to pray to the Lord only ‘in the time of trouble’. We are to pray to Him ‘every morning’. We are not to keep God at a distance, calling on Him only when things are […]Read More Are we only to pray to the Lord when things are going badly?
Comfort (Isaiah 40:1) – This comes from God’s great faithfulness (Lamentations 3:23). In our past, present and future, we see the faithfulness of God- “His mercies never end. They are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23). Think of God’s faithfulness, and “count your blessings.” Think of this, that and the other blessing (good things in your […]Read More Preaching The Word Of The Lord: Isaiah 40:1-11
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2). The prophecy has been spoken – ‘To us a Child is born, to us a Son is given…’. The prophecy has been fulfilled – ‘Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you: He is Christ the Lord’. […]Read More Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 8:23-9:3; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17; Matthew 4:12-23
Isaiah 28:1–22 There is only one Foundation for our faith – Jesus Christ. Build your life on Christ, the solid Rock. Jesus Christ is ‘the precious Cornerstone’. He is ‘the sure Foundation’ (16). Jesus is the Name of our salvation – ‘Salvation is found in no-one else…there is no other name…by which we must be […]Read More There is only one Foundation for our faith …
Isaiah 53:1-12; Mark 15:33-16:20 The story of Jesus didn’t end with His death. Beyond His death, there is His resurrection. The risen Lord says, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Gospel means Good News – The Good News which comes to us from God the Father; – […]Read More Good News: Isaiah 53:1-12; Mark 15:33-16:20
Don’t Keep God’s Great Salvation To Yourself. “The Lord said to me: You are my servant, Israel, through whom I show My glory … I will make you a light to the nations, that My salvation may reach to the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 49:1,7). We are not to keep the Lord’s salvation to […]Read More Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 49:3,5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34
Let us bring Christ to the nations. Let us serve the Lord in the power of the Spirit. ‘Here is My Servant, whom I uphold, my Chosen One in whom I delight; I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will bring justice to the nations’ (Isaiah 42:1). These words turn our thoughts towards […]Read More Baptism of the Lord (First Sunday in Ordinary Time): Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17