What is to be our attitude to the Sabbath? The best way to develop a proper attitude, a Christian attitude, to the Sabbath is to look, first of all, at Jesus’ attitude to the Sabbath. In a very real sense, the specific question, “What is to be my attitude to the Sabbath?” is included in […]Read More What is to be our attitude to the Sabbath?
John 11:1-44 Everything is moving on towards Christ’s death and resurrection. On His way to the Cross, Jesus performs a mighty miracle – the raising of Lazarus (43-44) – which points unmistakably to an even greater miracle – His own resurrection (Acts 2:24). Accompanying this miracle – the raising of Lazarus – , we have […]Read More Jesus – the Resurrection and the Life
“I chose you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last” (John 15:16). * Christ’s commission to His apostles; * the written ministry of Christ’s apostles; * the spoken ministry of Christ’s apostles Like the first disciples, we are called to bear fruit for the Lord. The Lord is looking for a response […]Read More Chosen By Christ – To Bear Fruit That Will Last
John 9:1-41 Empowered by God, Jesus gives sight to the blind man (3,6-7). ‘The Pharisees’ hear the man’s testimony (15). ‘Some of’ them reject the Lord (16,24). There will always be those who refuse to believe in the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ. They will pour scorn on those who have come to […]Read More “One thing I know … I was blind, now I see.”
John 15:1-11 We read Jesus’ words, “I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me, and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). We learn, from Him, that fruitfulness is God’s purpose for our lives. Before we can be fruitful, […]Read More Bearing Fruit For Christ
‘He’s a born again Christian.’ This phrase suggests that there are some Christians who are born again, and there are other Christians who are not born again. What are we to make of this? According to Jesus, you cannot be a Christian unless you have been born again. There is no such thing as a […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: John’s Gospel And Letters
John 15:12-17 A circle of friendship, discipleship and apostleship: Jesus’ circle were first friends, then disciples and, after that, apostles. * Friendship – the foundation of discipleship and apostleship Personal – Discipleship and apostleship are not based on an impersonal contract of employment. It’s based on love. It’s about people – not numbers. They were […]Read More A Circle Of Friendship, Discipleship And Apostleship