Mark 1:4-11 – At Christ’s baptism we get our first glimpse of the Trinity and we learn something new about God’s sovereignty.
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Luke 1:26-38 – At the annunciation God fulfils his promise to David to build him a house that will last forever, revealing to us the primacy of grace.
Isaiah 61 – God’s ongoing healing and equipping of his people after their return from Babylon helps us to understand his work of sanctification in Christians.
Mark 1:1-8 – Mark opens his gospel with deliberately provocative declaration: Jesus is the one true King, the one who fulfils God’s plans and far exceeds everyone’s expectations.
Does the fact that we will be judged by our actions to “the least of these” mean that we are only saved if we do enough good works?
All Christians have been given a priceless treasure in this life that we are to use for God’s glory. Recognising the worth of that gift Jesus warns us about the challenges that prevent us from faithfully discharging our duty: namely laziness, greed and pride.
The Parable of The Ten Virgins – What is the oil that we need to have in our lamps to be ready for Jesus?
Matthew 22:34-40 – The Greatest Commandment – The simplicity of Jesus’ summary of the law presents us with two big questions: Do we grasp how wonderful our salvation is? Do we really want it?
Matthew 22:15-22 – Jesus commands us to obey civil authorities, but the bigger picture is how this should flow out of our complete devotion to God.