Faith in God is not blind or unreasonable

Second Sunday of Lent   Year B (2017-2018) Bible Book: Romans Chapter: 4 Verse: 13 Verse (to): 25 There has been an alarming rise in outrageous actions carried out by Christians following the guidance or instructions of their leaders that have shocked the public....

A Great Multitude from Every Nation

Year C (2012-2013) Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 7 Verse: 9 Verse (to): 17 In Revelation 7, we are standing in the throne room of heaven. John sees an innumerable multitude of people from every tongue and nation, standing gathered to worship God. The...

An Open Door Under Difficult Circumstances

Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 3 Verse: 7 Verse (to): 13   Text: Revelation 3:7-13 Many explanations have been given for the “open door” of verse 8. The meaning of the door that Christ unlocks and no man can lock again has been given, amongst...

Priests who Serve God in a Broken World.

Year C (2012-2013) Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 1 Verse: 4 Verse (to): 8 The first readers of Revelations were little congregations who lived in fear, because they faced persecution. John also experienced hardship. He had been banished to an island –...

Health is a Gift from God

Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 21 Verse: 10 Verse (to): 0   Text: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 There are two alternative readings for this Sunday. The RCL gives John 5:1-9 and the Episcopal Lectionary Acts 14:8-18. Both these readings are about...

The Spirit Draws Nearer

Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 22 Verse: 12 Verse (to): 21   Text: Revelation 22:12-21 The Bible ends with warnings, admonishments and assurances. Two of these assurances caught my attention while I was reading this passage: On the one hand there is...