Monthly Archives: August 2020

Daily email Number 145 – from the Vicar

It  is Saturday and the start of the Bank Holiday weekend.  Hope you all got my extra email yesterday with details of tomorrow’s services, both outdoor and online. Today’s Bible passage is Genesis Chapter 40, I think a well-known passage about … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 144 – from the Vicar

Welcome to Friday! Our passage from the Bible today is Genesis Chapter 39. We are back with Joseph centre-stage and pick up where we left him at the end of Chapter 37, in Egypt as a slave in the household of … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 143 – from the Vicar

It is Thursday and as I start to write this, have just seen one of the bin lorries reverse up our street! Our Bible reading today is Genesis Chapter 38, a not very nice story of family issues and immorality … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 142 – from the Vicar

We continue to look at the story of Joseph, Genesis Chapter 37 verses 12-36, and the messiness and the jealousies which I mentioned last time now have an opportunity to be worked out in practice in a horrible way. But before … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 141 – from the Vicar

I’m back on the “daily round” and huge thanks to Derek for leading us for the last almost 2 weeks through an overview of the Book of Job.  I haven’t read Job for a while and I found it really helpful … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 40 – from the Pastor

Have you ever, like Job, felt abandoned by God?  Would Job have achieved the level of righteousness that God later praised without that experience? In Ezekiel 14:14 his name is mentioned together with Noah and Daniel as three giants of … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 139 – from the Pastor

Finally, after chapters of religious talk between the characters, God appears, bursting in just as Elihu is explaining why Job has no right to demand answers from God.  His magnificent speech is recorded for us in Job 38-41.  God presents the … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 138 – from the Pastor

In looking at Job’s triumph here, we move on a little to hear God’s assessment.  He concludes, Job 42:7.  After Job’s violent protesting we saw yesterday, how come God values Job over his righteous friends?  It’s important to see why.  Firstly, … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 137 – from the Pastor

We have been looking at the arguments of Job’s friends, similar to those today who want a cut and dried understanding of the way God works.  God will bless you when you are faithful to Him and you suffer when … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 137 – from the Pastor

Continuing this week with what we can learn from the experience of Job, we have seen that Job’s plight strikes a chord with so many people because we too have put God on trial over the issue of suffering.  We … Continue reading

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