Lent and Easter

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Dead but now alive

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Easter speaks of someone – Jesus, the Son of God – who was dead but is now alive. How do you respond to that story? What do you think about it? What significance does it have on your life today? Readings:(John 20:19-20; Revelation 1:12-18

Jesus cleanses the temple

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Clearly Jesus is unhappy about what he sees going on in the temple – it seems as though there were barriers being put in the way of people trying to worship God. What barriers are we aware of in our lives, what barriers may we be putting in the way of others, to prevent His […]

The parable of the ten minas

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A difficult and challenging story – of the kingdom of God; of a man wanting to be king; of servants, some of whom do what their master wants and at least one doesn’t, of reward; of judgment. Behind it is the idea of God’s kingdom coming to earth and His people being involved in making […]

Two blind men receive their sight

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An amazing demonstration of the power of Jesus as he restores sight to two blind men. He heard them, he stopped his journey (was prepared to be interrupted), he had compassion on them, he healed them. What does this tell you about Jesus? Have you experienced his healing touch in your life? Reading: Matthew 20:29-34 […]

The vital importance of the resurrection

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The amazing story of Easter is that around 2000 years ago a man died in agony on a cross – but that he was there willingly, it was part of God’s plans and purposes, it was in that death that he was going to defeat sin and suffering and evil and death itself. And as […]

Two agendas

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In the few days between his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his death on the cross; Jesus engages in debate, challenge, criticism and praise. Those opposed to him try and come up with the best way of getting rid of him. And over a meal in Bethany we are challenged to think about how much […]

Two disciples on Palm Sunday

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Jesus sends two of his followers to get a donkey, he rides into Jerusalem to a rapturous welcome, and then he slips out again unnoticed. They had done what Jesus commanded them to do but they may have been left wondering what it was all for, what did it mean? Are we simply prepared to […]