‘My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation’ (Luke 2:22-35)

What do you think when you see a new baby? I usually notice whether they have much hair or not. Maybe you’re trying to see whether they look more like their Mum or their Dad. How do you react to a baby? Do you wonder what they’ll grow up to be? We’ve just read whatContinue reading “‘My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation’ (Luke 2:22-35)”

Is It Incredible that God Raises the Dead? (Acts 26:1-32)

Christmas is a time of repetition: the favourite carols and the familiar Christmas story. By December, the TV channels have pulled their original content and put on repeats. We repeat the stress, the busyness. And Acts 26 could seem like another repeat. This is Paul’s fifth trial. And it’s the third time Luke records Paul’sContinue reading “Is It Incredible that God Raises the Dead? (Acts 26:1-32)”

‘Shepherd the Flock’ (1 Peter 5:1-14)

Hypocrisy, grumbling, greed. They all reveal a heart that says, “I deserve better than God is giving me.” And that’s one of the oldest lies around. When Satan asked Eve, “Did God actually say ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the Garden’?” (Genesis 3:1), he wasn’t questioning whether God had actually said thoseContinue reading “‘Shepherd the Flock’ (1 Peter 5:1-14)”