Never be hungry

Are you hungry?  John 4:27-42 27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the…

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Never be thirsty

 Jesus offers a drink that quenches thirst so deeply that the one who drinks it will never again be thirsty.  John 4:1-26 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his…

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Why is the Son of God named Jesus?

Names are important, aren’t they? They can be powerful, beautiful or terrifying. John 1:19-29 19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 They asked him, “Then…

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A ‘Silent Witness’?

Our sin brings death, but Jesus brings new life by breathing his Spirit into us. John 3:1-21 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come…

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He who ‘Remains’

The Spirit of God that remained with Jesus, will remain with you. John 1:19-34 19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 They asked him, “Then…

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Tangling with our Maker

With the arrival of Jesus, the world is tangling with its Maker. John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him…

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Humble Beginnings

So often we talk about Jesus being ‘humbled’ and take it for granted or don’t really know what it means. Reading through Matthew again over the last few weeks, have you noticed the significance of Jesus’ humble beginnings? Matthew 2:19-23 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared…

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A Wise Pursuit

At the moment of the most significant birth in history, what does it look like to be wise? Matthew 2:1-12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the…

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Immanuel – “God with Us”

In a time of conflict Isaiah prophesied a saviour or rescuer. A baby who would be called Immanuel (“God with us”.) Matthew 1:22-25 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him…

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