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Daily email Number 291 – from the Vicar

Our passage from the Bible today is 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 verses 20-28, as St Paul continues his argument about the importance of the Resurrection, and what it means.What he is saying that Christ’s resurrection, which he describes as “the firstfruits” … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 290 – from the Vicar

Good morning all, welcome to Saturday.Thank you to Derek for taking over the Daily Email over the last few days, and leading us gently through the various Resurrection accounts in the Gospels.I thought I would continue the theme of resurrection and … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 289 – from the Pastor

So we come to the last of our letters for this week, and read the rest of the account registered by Doctor Luke in Luke 24:36-53. How was it that after all these things had happened, the doubt persisted?  For one thing, … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 288 – from the Pastor

Today we complete our reading of Luke’s account in Luke 24:13-35. Luke is the only gospel writer to include the account of the meeting of the risenJesus with two disciples on the road to Emmaus, a village about seven miles from … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 287 – from the Pastor

Well, we are ready to read Luke 24:1-12 The way the story is told here is very similar to Mark, so let’s focus on the detail in v.11.The women went to give the disciples the wonderful good news, but were rudely … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 286 – from the Pastor

This morning we turn to Mark’s account in Mark 16:1-20. The original ending to Mark’s gospel has been lost, and verses 9-20 were added later by another author.  His was the first gospel to be written, he was in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 285 – from the Pastor

We have celebrated the resurrection of Jesus.  As He lives, so shall we live in eternity.The disciples finally came to understanding and were overjoyed.  This week we are going to look at the resurrection accounts in the other gospels and … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 284 – from the Vicar

Our Bible passage today is Luke Chapter 23 verses 50 to 56, ‘The Good Man’.Here is the lovely story of Joseph of Arimathea, a rich and well-connected man, a member of the Sanhedrin, who comes out of the shadows, nails his … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 283 – from the Vicar

Welcome to Good Friday.Our Bible passage is Luke Chapter 23 verses 44-49, ‘The Father’, whom Jesus addresses as He speaks His last words on the cross.Jesus’ work was completed; so now, He called out “with a loud voice” of triumph and … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 282 – from the Vicar

It is Maundy Thursday, the day when we remember the Last Supper Jesus had with His friends and when He betrayed.Our Bible passage however is Luke Chapter 23 verses 32-43, part of the crucifixion scene, and focuses on ‘The two criminals’.Sinclair Feguson … Continue reading

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