Look at the Lamb (Day 18)

Day 18 – Nick Summary of Chapter 18 Verses 1-14: Two gardens are separated by a dark valley – sound familiar? Jesus leads His men from the scene of the Vine discourse, through the Kidron Valley, to the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus would be arrested. It was a place that the company often wentContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 18)”

Look at the Lamb (Day 16)

Day 16 – Clair Summary of Chapter 16 Verses 1 – 4a: Chapter 16 sees Jesus offer words of comfort to the disciples, although they may not have seen it that way initially. He wants His followers to know that they most definitely will face opposition.  He doesn’t try to pull the wool over theirContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 16)”

Look at the Lamb (Day 15)

Day 15 – Pauline Summary of Chapter 15 Verses 1-17: Here Jesus uses the analogy of a grape vine to describe how we should relate to Jesus. The word ‘remain’ (NIV) or ‘abide’ (NKJV) is repeated 11 times in 10 verses. Similarly, the word ‘fruit’ is repeated 7 times in 8 verses. Repetition is aContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 15)”

Look at the Lamb (Day 13)

Day 13 – Nick Summary of Chapter 13 Verses 1-17: If you needed any convincing of the importance of the dinner table, (aside from all heart-warming Bisto adverts), just flick back and re-read chapter 12 and then this one, or read Acts and note the centrality of food within a sharing community of prayer –Continue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 13)”

Look at the Lamb (Day 11)

Day 11 – Mairi Summary of Chapter 11 Verses 1-16: News comes to Jesus that Lazarus, the brother of Mary (the woman who poured ointment on Jesus feet) and Martha, has become ill. Jesus loves this family and, as he takes the disciples to their village, he tells them that Lazarus has died but thatContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 11)”

Look at the Lamb (Day 10)

Day 10 – Nick Summary of Chapter 10 Verses 1-21: As the Great Shepherd of the sheep, Jesus’ main focus is for His sheep to find pasture (verse 9) with Him and to be led onwards by Him (verse 4). Good pasture means safe pasture in the context of this passage which starkly contrasts sheep withContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 10)”

Don’t Be A Ross

Christian Fundamentalism has a bad name because it’s a term that’s often used to stereotypically describe someone who believes in biblical orthodoxy… …but in a BAAAAAAD way: Christian Fundamentalists are regularly stereotyped as being inflexible, bigoted, arrogant, unloving, religious and legalistic and perhaps not ‘cool’, ‘street-wise’ or ‘relevant’ any more. More specifically, at the apexContinue reading “Don’t Be A Ross”