15th Apr

2014

On day 3 of Holy Week (Tuesday) Jesus gave one of His longest sermons.  As it was given on the Mount of Olives it is sometimes called the “Olivet Discourse.”  And what a sermon!  No-one would be checking their phones or falling asleep ...

14th Apr

2014

Day 2 of Holy Week was dominated by one of the most shocking episodes in the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.  What am I talking about?  It’s Jesus throwing a bunch of crooks out of the temple in Jerusalem.  Mark tells us that on the evening of ...

13th Apr

2014

Palm Sunday was a paradox.  It was a day of happiness and a day of sadness.  Happiness because the great crowd who had gathered to welcome Jesus as He rode into Jerusalem rejoiced and waved palm branches to celebrate the arrival of the one they thought ...

31st Mar

2014

Life IS tough.  Sometimes we wonder if there’s any light at the end of the tunnel…  Florence and I have just finished an eight-week block of midweek teaching at church on the subject “Life is tough when…”  We covered a ...

17th Mar

2014

It’s not what you think it is. Well, I suppose it is WHAT you think it is, but it’s not WHERE you think it is! I came across this little Statue of Liberty during a recent trip to Leicester. It’s a lot smaller than the one in New York ...