v 50 ‘Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace”‘. Luke 7 presents these one on one accounts between Jesus and others, they are intimate encounters which result in healing and forgiveness. Beginning with the faith of the Centurion, which is not face to face but an intimate demonstration of faith. We also see the depth of Jesus’ emotional connection … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: Luke 7 (Come as you are)
Luke 1v14 ‘He will be a joy and a delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth’. I was going to do chapters 1-4 but on reflection there is much to learn from the first chapter. In honesty, when I decided I was going to read Luke’s gospel I was going to skip the first four chapters so that I could get … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: Luke’s gospel, Chp 1. (Faithfulness, Transformation and Promise.)
Matthew 25v14-16 ‘Again , it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags of gold, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.’ I begin this blog by looking at the parable of the bags … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: Comparison (Part 2, Purpose)
(Proverbs 4v23) ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’ I have been reading Proverbs over the past few weeks. Each chapter is full of wise sayings, the outcome either being life-giving or soul destroying. To disregard wisdom is to make room for folly, which only leads to destruction. In comparison, to pursue wisdom is life giving, (Proverbs 16v22) ‘Prudence is … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: what my heart is pursuing.
This is a much shorter blog than normal; the past week my body crashed and I have spent the non-working hours sleeping. This lesson in pretty relevant. Rest is something I have been learning to put into my daily routine. I am not the best person at being still, when I sit down I condemn myself for being lazy. I have been learning that to … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: Rest.