1 John 3:1-3 Peter develops what it means that we are children of God in the series in First John. Our experience of our earthly father may make a stumbling block to accept God as a father. As people we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth about God’s nature to us. […]
Continuing the series from 1 John 1:8-2:6. Human failure to acknowledge our sinfulness is a failure to recognise both our nature, as those who are created, our Creator. God has provided the means by which we may be restored in his image. The outcome of that restoration is to live our lives (walk) reflecting the […]
Peter Cunliffe continues with the series in 1 John 1:5-57 and 2:7-11.
Peter Cunliffe also begins the series in 1 John at the Wednesday Communion service expounding 1 John 1:1-4
Jesus uses the example of a fig tree when speaking to his disciples about what signs there will be that indicate the ‘end of the age’ “as it was in the days of Noah”.
Peter speaks about the integrity of the text and the significance of Jesus words and actions when seen in the context of the Old Testament’s prophetic expectations. The effect of slicing the text into paragraphs and verses with interpolated paragraph headings often distracts from the bigger story. Here faith and doubt are juxtaposed in a […]
Peter explores these few verses not simply by recounting the miracle of restored sight, but by what it means to know Jesus as a disciple and so call him “Lord” out of personal relationship.
Genesis 16. Peter draws parallels between Abram and Hagar, Daniel and Nebuchadnezer, and the church and culture today. Faith and faithfulness require wisdom in assimilation, accommodation and holiness in our culture today. After waiting 10 years Abram and Sarai turn away from the promise of God to the practices of their culture. The results bring […]
This passage in our series in Matthew’s Gospel was saved for Palm Sunday. the proceeding passages may be found as earlier recordings.
Coming immediately after Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem we hear his welcome of the least and the outcast, are reminded that the Temple was the place of God’s indwelling, and that its rightful purpose was being abused. As temples of God’s Holy Spirit the Believer is reminded that blessing comes when we use our bodies […]