Monthly Archives: February 2021

Daily email Number 254 – from the Vicar

Our passage today is Luke Chapter 12 verses 13-21, entitled ‘The greedy brother’.What starts as a family dispute about an inheritance Jesus turns into more general teaching about greed, possessions and covetousness by telling a story in a very pointed way … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 253 – from the Vicar

We have a longer Bible passage today, Luke Chapter 11 verses 37 to 54, entitled ‘The offended Pharisee’.You will note that Jesus really lays into both the Pharisees and later the experts in the law, particularly concerning their various traditions.Our writer … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 252 – from the Vicar

Our Bible reading today is very short, just 2 verses, Luke Chapter 11 verses 27-28 entitled ‘The hyper-pious woman’.Here Jesus takes what seems to be a compliment and responds with something deeper, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 251 – from the Vicar

Our Bible reading today is Luke Chapter 11 verses 14-26 entitled ‘The Speechless man’, do read it first before looking further.But what comes out of this miracle is the discussion about good and evil, and the battle between Jesus and Satan.So Sinclair … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 250 – from the Vicar

Our Bible reading today is Luke Chapter 11 verses 1-13 and entitled ‘The disciple who wanted a simple way to pray’.  Do read the passage first.You will see then that Jesus’ teaching on prayer follows from one of His disciples asking for help.Sinclair … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 249 – from the Vicar

Our Bible reading today is Luke Chapter 10 verses 38-42 entitled ‘The very different sisters’.I always find this passage thought-provoking and our writer takes us deep into it, and ends the devotional like this, the italics are his emphasis…‘… Martha has been distracted by … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 248 – from the Vicar

We skip a few verses and come to one of the most famous parables in the New Testament as Jesus meets ‘The self-defence lawyer’ in Luke Chapter 10 verses 25-37.Here is a man who thought he was testing Jesus, but the … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 247 – from the Vicar

Jesus’ journey continues and so today we meet ‘Three men on the road’ from Luke Chapter 9 verses 57-62.Jesus makes some seemingly tough demands here to the people he meets.Sinclair Ferguson finishes his devotional thoughts on this passage by saying,’Jesus does … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 246 – from the Vicar

Dear All,For those who don’t have the book some of are using, I realise a few words of extra explanation might be helpful.  One of the points that our writer Sinclair Ferguson makes in his devotional is that on this journey … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 245 – from the Vicar

It is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and I am back.Many thanks indeed to Derek who has done a long stint on the Daily Email taking us through the book of Ecclesiastes and a wide overview of the work … Continue reading

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