Proverbs 31

So we’ve arrived at the end of January and at the end of Proverbs. This final chapter starts with warnings for leaders (kings) to avoid the excesses of drink and to speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves (Prov 31:4, 8-9). Leadership is a sacred calling....

Proverbs 30

Much of the Bible is written down for us by unnamed people, but a good deal of it is written down by named authors, some of whom we know quite a lot about. Many of the New Testament books are written by familiar names: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James –...

Walking with God

Stephen continued his journey through Genesis last night, looking at the calling of Abram to walk with God (Gen 11: 27-12:9). We read of the journeys of Abram’s family from Ur of the Chaldeans to Haran and then onwards, a journey into the unknown, heading for...

Church

This week we looked at the statement in the Apostles’ Creed ‘I believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints’. The statement doesn’t involve any denominational doctrine; ‘catholic’ simply means ‘universal’...

Proverbs 29

The contrast between the righteous and wicked continues in Proverbs 29. “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.” (Prov 29:2) “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” (Prov...
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