No Good Can Come From Nazareth

No Good Can Come From Nazareth

Can good come from small, insignificant places? This is the central question of our text from John’s gospel. The question is asked by Nathaniel, who shortly after asking would confess Jesus as, ‘rabbi, Son of God, King of Israel.’ Nathaniel would...
Radical Love

Radical Love

In the second Sunday of Lent we look at the midnight encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus. We allow Nicodemus to ask questions on our behalf, providing a sense of relief that it is alright to ask questions which might seem silly. Additionally, we encounter one of the...
Choose Life

Choose Life

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus clarifies aspects of the law. Bringing them into sharper focus and providing context to what God intended, but which humanity misinterpreted. In doing so Jesus talks about murder, adultery, divorce and oaths. However, Jesus does not...
Salt and Light

Salt and Light

What kind of disciples are we? To whom do we belong? These are just two of the questions which our passage from Matthew’s gospel seeks to address. Jesus puts these questions to the disciples by referring to ‘salt & light.’ These two common,...
Come and Follow

Come and Follow

How does one become a disciple of Jesus? If we look to Matthew’s gospel when Jesus calls his first followers, we learn that it is a remarkably easy thing. Jesus calls, we follow. Text: Matthew 4: 12 – 23 Come and Follow...

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