Daily email Number 343 – from the Vicar

June 23rd, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

It is Wednesday and I am back as we move on to Psalm 16. Here is a Psalm of David which begins with him praying for God’s protection as David takes refuge in Him (v.1).In the next section (vs.2-4) David confesses his … Continue reading

Daily email Number 342 – from the Vicar

June 21st, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

As I try and keep our daily email fresh for all of us and keep mixing it up between different parts of the Bible, I thought I would return to the Psalms for a short while.So we resume with Psalm 15.  Do read … Continue reading

Daily email Number 341 – from the Vicar

June 19th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Today we move on to 3 John, and again as yesterday I would say this is another tucked away letter from the NT which we can easily miss in terms of hearing about or reading for ourselves.This letter might be described as … Continue reading

Daily email Number 340 – from the Vicar

June 18th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

As we have finished reading 1 John, it seems too good an opportunity to also look at the other 2 letters attributed to John, which are both short, and relatively unknown.¬† I don’t think I have ever heard a sermon … Continue reading

Daily email Number 339 – from the Vicar

June 17th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

We finish John’s 1st letter by reading today 1 John Chapter 5 verses 13 to 21.Again as the letter draws to a close we see again the emphasising of familiar themes, but in verse 13 we see expressly written one of John’s … Continue reading

Daily email Number 338 – from the Vicar

June 17th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Welcome to Wednesday, and we have reached the final chapter of John’s 1st letter.  So our passage today is 1 John Chapter 5 verses 1-12.Again there is some reinforcing of the ideas that we are born again by faith (v.1), and that we … Continue reading

Daily email Number 337 – from the Vicar

June 17th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

We continue with our readings in the apostle John’s first letter, Chapter 4 verses 16b to 21.If John was on that radio panel game where you are not allowed to repeat yourself, he wouldn’t do very well!!He keeps coming back to … Continue reading

Daily email Number 336 – from the Vicar

June 17th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

I’m back after a lovely week off, and thanks to Derek for manning the fort this last week writing to us all about “Boundaries” – interesting stuff.We return to the 1st letter of John which hopefully we will finish this … Continue reading

Daily email Number 329 – from the Vicar

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

This is my last daily email for a short while as we are away next week, and Derek has kindly agreed to take it over during that time.Sometimes you can manage a suitable break in a series, whether in the … Continue reading

Daily email Number 328 – from the Vicar

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

Our Bible passage today is 1 John Chapter 4 verses 1 to 6.John returns to another key theme of looking out for false teaching, here described as testing the spirits (v.1).  One of the issues in the early church was what theologians … Continue reading