Preach the gospel all the time, when it suits you and you are ready and it looks like people are ready. But also, when you think you are not ready, people don’t respond and everything feels wrong. The Word is powerful, useful and effective.
As we look at these final chapters of Hebrews and then read Paul’s 2nd letter to Timothy we are reminded of the need to focus our lives right. Without the right focus the pressures of life, the attacks of the devil and other people’s failures could cause us to give up on the greatest gift – eternal life.
New and better! This phrase runs through these chapters of Hebrews as a constant thread. An essential message that we need to hear and pay attention to.
Hebrews instructs us to “pay careful attention to what we are hearing [and reading] (Hebrews 2:1) just as Paul warned Timothy “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers” (1 Timothy 4:16).
God has called us to a unique position – His very special, highly privileged, highly valued priests able to make Him known to the world.
God put us here for a purpose! This theme comes across so strongly as we finish reading 1 Timothy, then read Titus before starting 1 Peter.
Paul’s letter to Timothy is the first of a series of letters written to individuals rather than churches, known as the pastoral epistles. Letters written to aid young leaders personally discipled by Paul in their oversight of fast-growing churches.
This week we look at the final chapters of Matthew with the events leading up to the cross and resurrection. We have the privilege of reading these chapters after the event, with perfect hindsight.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday August 20th August 21st August 22nd August 23rd August 24th Mathew 19 Mathew 20 Mathew 21 Mathew 22 Mathew 23 Jesus called us to be like him, to follow, to respond to his relationship with us, to be willing all the time. To be the greatest in the kingdom requires a child-like attitude of faith. But the Pharisees, the Teachers […]
Last week we began to notice the different names people were beginning to use to refer to Jesus and the name Jesus used in reference to himself. This week’s scripture readings begin with Herod giving his view on who Jesus is and then finally Peter gives us the right description.