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October 19, 2019

The Book of Micah is a relatively short book in the Old Testament.  One of the better-known parts of Micah is his statement in 5:2 about Bethlehem playing a very special part in God’s plan for our salvation i.e. being the birthplace of Jesus.  This book helps us to see...

October 5, 2019

It is easy to overlook the Old Testament book of Obadiah.  It has only one chapter and 21 verses.  Obadiah is a minor prophet, but his prophesy is far from being minor in its fulfilment.

The prophesy of Obadiah is in the Word of God so we will do well to not over l...

September 28, 2019

How patient is God?

We often here the phrase patience is a virtue. We read in Paul’s letters to the Church that Patience is a fruit of God’s spirit, a reflection of God’s character and something we cultivate as we draw close to God.

In Amos 8:1-14 it seems God’s patience...

September 21, 2019

Amos 3:1-2, 5:7-24

God speaks against those whom he had chosen!  He had rescued Israel from Egypt, intended them to be a blessing to other nations by reflecting God’s glory. God ‘knew’, ‘cared for’, ‘been intimate with’  variously translates the verb. He had been with...

September 14, 2019

In this last week I wrestled with what it means to call on the name of the Lord? According to the prophet Joel the salvation of God’s people (you and me) depend on this.

“..and everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved “( Joel 2:32)

Apparently the “word of...