Psalm 150 – The complete, unending, hallelujah

Passage: Psalm 150 Summary What is it that makes you sing? That makes you laugh, that makes you shout for joy? Perhaps it’s the moment when your favourite footballer, running up the wing, gets passed the ball and in a moment of skill curves the ball past the hapless defenders, right into the corner of the…

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:10 – “Separated, but…”

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:10 Summary For the Thessalonians it may have felt like they’d been left alone. But as we work through this passage, we’ll get to see behind the curtains and see Paul’s actual thoughts. We will see his heart for these people living in the north of modern day Greece. As the person…

1 Samuel 17 – Seeing things as they really are

Passage: 1 Samuel 17 Summary 1 Samuel has been all about looking for a leader and we re-join in the middle of a leadership crisis. Saul has been made the first king of Israel by popular demand – but things have not gone well. In fact, even the selection of Saul was flawed to begin…

The first Noel

What is Christmas all about for you? There’s good food, you get time to see family, crack out the board games etc. Well, one of my favorite festive things to do – call it a Christmas hobby – is playing Christmas music. Each and every year, I kindly play my Christmas music for all my family to…

The gospel in the linen

Happy Easter! I don’t know whether you went to an Easter service today, but if you did, you may have come across a book referred to as ‘John’s gospel’. It is read in many churches over the Easter period and no doubt will be heard many times more today. The author tells us that he wrote his…