July 25  Pentecost 9   Psalm 14

July 25 Pentecost 9 Psalm 14

We left last week with questions like ‘Are we there yet?’ in the new heaven and earth or are we the agents to that end? Psalm 14 makes it clear that we are on the road, but not there yet. WE know the truth of Psalm 14, evil persists. The person presented here is most...
July 18 2021  Pentecost 8   Psalm 89:20-37

July 18 2021 Pentecost 8 Psalm 89:20-37

This Psalm is an assurance of the sure realisation of God’s promises. Most people have expectations, some great, some less so. Whatever expectations we may have, they are sometimes a fire within us and sometimes a basis of despair. I do have problems with David, King...
July 11th 2021   Pentecost 7    Psalm 24

July 11th 2021 Pentecost 7 Psalm 24

A processional Psalm of David, pilgrims are in procession ‘with the King of Glory’ from the provinces of his realm to the central height and the city at the summit. Possibly written for a ceremonial occasion, an enthronement event, or the delivery of the Holy Ark to...
July 4th 2021     Pentecost 6      Psalm 48

July 4th 2021 Pentecost 6 Psalm 48

Zion, Jerusalem, the City of God or is it that strife ridden, seat of conflict, spot on the planet which has caused more trouble than any other? Psalm 48 probably emerged in an atmosphere of elation after a great deliverance. We cannot know the story of that event but...