Daily email Number 260 – from the Vicar

March 6th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our Bible passage today is Luke Chapter 15 verses 1-2, and then 11-32, one of the most famous stories Jesus ever told.But our devotional writer concentrates on the reason why Jesus told this story, which is contained in the first 2 verses of the Chapter. … Continue reading

Daily email Number 259 – from the Vicar

March 5th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Dear All,Our passage from the Bible today is Luke Chapter 14 verses 25 to 32, which my NIV Bible entitles ‘The cost of being a disciple’, but Sinclair Ferguson our writer entitles ‘The crowd that needs challenging’, because he is focussing … Continue reading

Daily email Number 258 – from the Vicar

March 4th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our passage today is Luke Chapter 13 verses 22 to 30, which our writer entitles, ‘The questioner who missed the point’.He comments, ‘Jesus never answered questions without answering questioners.  We usually find out what he thought of the questioner by the way he responded … Continue reading

Daily email Number 257 – from the Vicar

March 3rd, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our Bible passage today is Luke Chapter 13 verses 10 to 17, which our writer entitles, ‘The bent-over woman’.So what starts as a wonderful healing of a woman in great need leads on to a dispute over the use of the Sabbath, … Continue reading

Daily email Number 256 – from the Vicar

March 2nd, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our Bible passage today is less well-known I think, and unique to Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 13 verses 1-5, entitled by our devotional writer as ‘The tellers of tragedy’.However, it raises issues and questions about suffering that are very relevant to us today.Sinclair Ferguson … Continue reading

Daily email Number 255 – from the Vicar

March 1st, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our Bible passage today is Luke Chapter 12 verses 22 to 34, entitled ‘The fearful flock’ and is sort of linked to the subject matter of the previous passage but from a different point of view.In his devotional Sinclair Ferguson writes … Continue reading

Daily email Number 254 – from the Vicar

February 27th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

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

Daily email Number 253 – from the Vicar

February 26th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

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

Daily email Number 252 – from the Vicar

February 25th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

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

Daily email Number 251 – from the Vicar

February 24th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

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