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We love this Bible App
- It gives you many translations to read from – we suggest to start with the New Living Translation which is fairly easy to read.
- It gives you Bible reading plans so you can read a bit each day.
- Start with a Gospel – Matthew, Mark, Luke or John – who tell us about the life of Jesus.
- You don’t have to read, you can listen!
Our “Thoughts for the Week” are below:
After Jesus’ parables about the kingdom which we have looked at these last weeks, Jesus moves to his hometown (Matthew 13v53-58). Their first response is inquisitive, “Where did he get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?”, but the story’s conclusion is an...read more
Jesus told yet another two parables in Matthew 13v47-52 concerning the “kingdom of heaven” which is best understood as the reign of God. In the first, a net is let down and catches many fish. While the net is in the water, it is impossible to separate the good from...read more
Jesus told another two parables in Matthew 13v44-45 concerning the “kingdom of heaven” which is best understood as the reign of God. In the first, when a man finds treasure hidden in a field, he hides it again and goes with joy to sell all he has to buy that...read more
Jesus told another two parables in Matthew 13v31-33 concerning the “kingdom of heaven” which is best understood as the reign of God. In the first, a man plants a tiny mustard seed and it grows into a tree in which the birds can perch. Jesus says the kingdom of...read more
Jesus told another parable in Matthew 13v24-30. In it, a farmer sows wheat seed in his field, but also and enemy comes and sows weeds in the field. There is some consternation about the growth of the weeds, but the farmer tells his servants to leave them as he is...read more
Jesus told a parable in Matthew 13v1-23 about a sower sowing seed on the soil. Jesus explained that he was comparing the soil with our heart, and the seed with the Word of God. In doing so he was showing 4 types of response we make to God’s word when we receive it:...read more
Allowing the Spirit to flow! Last Sunday we were looking at how the Holy Spirit enables us in our daily lives. He does this in terms of: - Assuring us we are children of God which in turn gives us faith and confidence. - Transforming our...read more
A Fruitful New Year! As we worshipped and prayed together last night, amongst other encouraging words, reference was made to the fireworks lighting up the skies of the cities of the world over the New Year, to the frost melting under the sunlight of love, and...read more
The Wise Men Worship and War is Waged In Matthew 2, the Wise men come to worship Jesus. A remarkable thing in itself, that they should journey so far on the basis of a star. Little do they realise that they are igniting a war against the baby Jesus. The devil is...read more
As we approach Christmas, it seems appropriate to look at a Christmas passage. This week, I want to reflect on the passage concerning the shepherds in Luke 2. The shepherds had been obedient to the call of the angels to go and see the baby Jesus, and we read: “...read more