Daily email Number 361 – from the Vicar

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

As I sign off for 2 weeks here is a good message to leave with you, “Do not worry”, as I point you to the words of the Lord Jesus.Today’s passage from the Bible is Matthew Chapter 6 verses 25 to 34, … Continue reading

Daily email Number 360 – from the Vicar

July 16th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Jesus continues to call His followers to be different from those around them.  In the previous verses of this Chapter to be different from the hypocrisy of the religious (vs.1-18), and now in the last 2 sections to be different from … Continue reading

Daily email Number 359 – from the Vicar

July 15th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Good morning to everyone.One more look at this section about how we carry out our spiritual disciplines or “acts of righteousness” by looking at the passage on prayer, Matthew Chapter 6 verses 5 to 15.There are many things I could say from … Continue reading

Daily email Number 358 – from the Vicar

July 14th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Further to the daily email on Monday when I introduced the next section, I want to look again at the 1st and 3rd of the “acts of righteousness” that Jesus mentioned, giving and fasting.  We’ll look at prayer on its own tomorrow.So … Continue reading

Daily email Number 357 – from the Vicar

July 12th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

It is the morning after the night before(!), but we carry on because God is good, Jesus died for us, and despite being a self-confessed sports nut football isn’t everything.We move on to the next section of the Sermon on the … Continue reading

Daily email Number 356 – from the Vicar

July 10th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

We finish this particular section of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus dissects the Scribes and Pharisees interpretation of the Old Testament law by reading today Matthew Chapter 5 verses 43-48.  This passage very much follows on from the one yesterday.  … Continue reading

Daily email Number 355 – from the Vicar

July 10th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our passage today is Matthew Chapter 5 verses 38-42.  I was going to take the next 2 sections together, but have now decided to look at them separately because although they are short, there is much to think about and ponder.John Stott, the … Continue reading

Daily email Number 354 – from the Vicar

July 8th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

We move on in readings from the Sermon on the Mount and today look at Matthew Chapter 5 verses 31 to 37, which covers 2 sections as we continue to look at Jesus’ application of the OT Law.The previous 2, concerning … Continue reading

Daily email Number 353 – from the Vicar

July 8th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

We continue looking at the Sermon on the Mount together by reading Matthew Chapter 5 verses 27 to 30.And let me say I’m very grateful for John Stott’s commentary on the SotM which I have on my bookshelf, which is brilliantly … Continue reading

Daily email Number 352 – from the Vicar

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

Good morning all,We continue looking at the Sermon on the Mount together by reading Matthew Chapter 5 verses 21 to 26.Here is the first of 6 examples which I mentioned last time, where Jesus is taking some aspect of the OT … Continue reading