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by Steve Green

6th Sunday in Lent

What is the depth of the relationship between us and our nearest and dearest?  In the Bible reading for this week, we have the story of Jesus’ passion which includes the account of the Last Supper which Jesus shares with his disciples.  As he hands around the cup, Jesus says, “this is my blood of...

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5th Sunday in Lent

Does God show feelings and emotion?  In the ancient world the deities were believed to be without feeling and without emotion.  The reason was simple.  As soon as a deity showed feeling, it showed that they were vulnerable to circumstances and even manipulation.  As with many things at the time,...

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4th Sunday in Lent

Do we stand up for what we believe in?  In this time of global crisis where Christians cannot physically meet for fellowship, how do we remain strong in our faith?  The Bible passage for this week recounts the story of the blind man at the pool.  Jesus healed him and then the pharisees...

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3rd Sunday in Lent

Where should we worship God?  Of course, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with social distancing and churches shut, this is a topical question.  In this week’s Bible reading, Jesus gives clear advice.  He tells the woman at the well in Samaria, “It doesn’t matter whether you worship the...

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2nd Sunday in Lent

Which verse in the Bible best sums up the Gospel?  For many people, it is the one found in this week’s Bible reading from John’s Gospel: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  This verse tells us at...

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1st Sunday in Lent

Is Lent about temptation?  The Bible passage this week is the account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.  However, perhaps 'temptation' is the wrong word.  The Greek word used in the New Testament is peirazein.  A better translation of this word is ‘test’ rather than ‘tempt’ which has...

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