10th Nov 2019

Family!

Mark 3:20-21 Jesus accused by his family and by teachers of the law 20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family heard about this, they w
10th Nov 2019

David and Goliath – as you’ve never heard it!

1 Samuel 17:33-50 33 Saul replied, ‘You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.’ 34 But David said to Saul, ‘Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear […]
3rd Nov 2019

Disciples…

Mark 3:13-19 Jesus appoints the Twelve 13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. 14 He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach 15 and to have authority to drive out demons. 16 These are the twelve he appointed: […]
3rd Nov 2019

Watchful, Ready and Courageous

1 Samuel 14:1-23 14 1 One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armour-bearer, ‘Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.’ But he did not tell his father. 2 Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron. With him were about six […]
27th Oct 2019

The Messianic secret

Mark 3:7-12 Crowds follow Jesus 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. 8 When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon. 9 Because of the crowd he told his […]
27th Oct 2019

What does a healthy Church look like?

Ephesians 4:14-16 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the […]
20th Oct 2019

More Sabbath Shenanigans…

Mark 3:1-6 Jesus heals on the Sabbath 3 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to the man […]
13th Oct 2019

Sabbath Tensions

Mark 2:23-28 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the cornfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some ears of corn. 24 The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?’ 25 He answered, ‘Have you never read what David […]
6th Oct 2019

Wineskins and Garments

Mark 2:18-22 Jesus questioned about fasting 18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, ‘How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?’ 19 Jesus answered, ‘How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? […]
6th Oct 2019

The One who Descended & Ascended

Ephesians 4:7-10 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says: ‘When he ascended on high,     he took many captives     and gave gifts to his people.’ 9 (What does ‘he ascended’ mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is […]
29th Sep 2019

Life Change Priority

Mark 2:3-17 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralysed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw […]
29th Sep 2019

The Saviour and the Gospel

Colossians 1:15-23 The supremacy of the Son of God 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through […]