This is Revd Bryce’s story about his Bible which he bought when he was a teenager, and which has been with him ever since. Apart from when he gave it away – and got it back 12 years later. The
Martin Luther (who nailed his 95 thesis to the Wittenberg church door 500 years ago), accepted God’s word as the ultimate authority. What began as a dispute over purgatory, became a movement that changed the whole world. It was summed
When Jesus responds to the question about paying tax by holding up the coin and saying we should “give to God the things that are God’s”, he means we should give ourselves to God. The question about the woman who
Humans are created “in the image of God”. There’s lots of theories about what that means, but a helpful one is that humans are created with the ability to relate to others. Look at the parable Jesus told about the wedding
Be like Jesus – look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. It’s not a new idea that Jesus’ followers should try to be like him. But it can often be very difficult to genuinely look to
Do pets go to heaven? C.S. Lewis thought so. But the real question is, would they want to go to Heaven without us? Would it be Heaven for them, without the people they love? The same applies to us –
There are two small differences in Matthew’s story of the Last Supper. Judas asks, “Is it I, Lord?” Jesus would have been extremely tempted to rescue Judas from what he’d got himself into, and preserve the unity of the group.
This parable contains some astonishing numbers – how did a servant rack up a debt of $8 billion dollars? (That’s how much 10,000 talents is in current Australian dollars.) The lesson of the parable is clear – forgive as we have
What’s in a name? And what does God’s name have to do with idolatry? And why does Jesus give Peter such a roasting in our passage from Matthew? It’s all about God’s name. But this God isn’t defined by a name.
We often find it difficult to be grateful. But Jesus thanked God before he created enough food for more than 5000 people. Why did Jesus say thank you? And why do we say thank you? What are we really saying