UPDATE: Prophets and Kings, etc.

Prophets and Kings: The manuscript for Part 3 in the series “A Twenty-First-Century Bible” is currently receiving a final review. The final manuscript is expected to be lodged for publication at the end of February, in the hope that the book will become available in...

SERMON: The Wedding at Cana

John 2:1-12 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Misuse of the Bible Have you ever been told that something written in the Bible has a particular purpose or meaning, only to find out later that that’s not what it’s about at all? Has anyone ever tried to convince you of something—tried...

KID’S TALK: Signpost Sally

John 2:11 Signpost Sally was an expert at putting up signs. So, whenever the local council wanted a new signpost erected or an old one replaced, she was called on to do her bit. She put up signs directing people where to go. She put up signs telling drivers of the...

OPINION: A New Church Calendar (Part Two)

Continued from Part One … But God didn’t just institute three main festivals—Passover/Unleavened Bread, Weeks and Tabernacles—he gave Moses instructions for two others: The Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. Now there is no biblical record stating the...

OPINION: A New Church Calendar (Part One)

Without a doubt the church’s calendar is in a mess. Different denominations celebrate the same festival but on different days—so the birth of Jesus is celebrated on either the 25th December or the 6th January. And, because of the development of different calendars...

STORY: Lemuel (10)

What happened next was that I returned to full-time ministry. Not all at once but gradually. It began, whilst I was still working, by starting to help on Sundays in various churches. But it quickly became apparent that there was a greater need for my help. So, I gave...