EXPLORING THE BIBLE

2 February  1Cor.1:18-31/Matt.5:1-12

2 February 1Cor.1:18-31/Matt.5:1-12

Familiar Bible passages, re-read, often yield previously missed gems. Both Gospel passages for this day are those dreamed of rich reefs.

19 January 2020  Epiphany 2  Is 49: 1 – 7, Ps 40:1-11, 1 Cor 1:1-9

19 January 2020 Epiphany 2 Is 49: 1 – 7, Ps 40:1-11, 1 Cor 1:1-9

The “mountaintop experience” is important but means less than the way in which it is worked out in the process of life. How does it impact on life at four o’clock in the afternoon? How does it impact on what we communicate with others? How does it impact on the decisions of our life that form us into new people?

12 January 2020  Baptism of Jesus   Is 42:1-9, Ps 29, Acts 10:34-43,

12 January 2020 Baptism of Jesus Is 42:1-9, Ps 29, Acts 10:34-43,

We are those who walk in the earth, within the ecosystem that makes up this planet. We are those who see on that journey our deep connection with the earth and with the God who is expressed through its interrelationships. We are those who hear a call to act in a spirit of justice that helps others see the possibility of the new.

5 January 2020  Ps 147:12-20, Eph 1:3-14, Jn 1:(1-9), 10-18

5 January 2020 Ps 147:12-20, Eph 1:3-14, Jn 1:(1-9), 10-18

We want to praise comfortable images of God. We want to be held warm in the palm of God’s hand. We want the nurturing of God as mother or caring father. We would prefer the singing, shouting and dancing of Jeremiah.