JOYFUL GENEROSITY “The man went into the Temple with them, walking back and forth, dancing and praising God. Everybody there saw him walking around and praising God. They recognised him as the one who sat begging at the Temple’s Gate Beautiful and rubbed their eyes astonished, scarcely believing what they were seeing. “The man threw his arms around Peter and …Continue reading →

Imitators Of Jesus

IMITATORS OF JESUS Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Eph. 5: 1) The third step in being a disciple of Jesus is imitating Him in everything He was and did. Disciples …Continue reading →

The Folly Of Tradition

THE FOLLY OF TRADITION The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, and saw some of His disciples eating with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the …Continue reading →


BAPTISING “After this, Jesus and His disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where He spent some time with them, and baptised. Now John was also baptising at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptised, (This was before John was put in prison).” John 3:22-24. What was all this baptising about? …Continue reading →

Not Fired But Refired

NOT FIRED BUT REFIRED “Afterward Jesus appeared again to His disciples by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathaniel from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. ‘I’m going out to fish,’ Simon Peter told them, and they said, ‘We’ll go with you.’ So they …Continue reading →

He Had The Upper Hand!

HE HAD THE UPPER HAND! “He replied, ‘Whether He is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!’ Then they asked him, ‘What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?’ He answered them, ‘I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do …Continue reading →

Both Lord And Christ

BOTH LORD AND CHRIST  “From this time many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him.’You do not want to leave too, do you?’ Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One …Continue reading →

What’s The Key?

WHAT’S THE KEY?  “‘My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work. “‘Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.’ “‘Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests …Continue reading →

Lion Or Lamb?

LION OR LAMB?  “The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’ “When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, ‘What do you want?’ They said, ‘Rabbi (which means “Teacher”), ‘where are you …Continue reading →

Small Is Great

SMALL IS GREAT “They started arguing over which of them would be the most famous. When Jesus realised how much this mattered to them, He brought a child to His side. ‘Whoever accepts this child as if the child were me, accepts me,’ He said, ‘and whoever accepts me, accepts the One who sent me. You become great by accepting, …Continue reading →