PILATE: ORDERING THE CROSS – Near the Cross of Jesus (1)

Pilate the Roman Governor of Judaea was anxious.  He was tasked with keeping order in one of the most troublesome of all the Roman territories.  He was entering Passover time when hundreds of thousands of Jews were flooding into Jerusalem.  Nationalistic fervour would be at its highest and mixed with religious energy this was a heady cocktail.  He was aware of the stories of a Messiah, the great deliverer whom the Jews longed for.

THERE IS A RIVER

We have travelled through uncertain and troublesome days. If we were told one year ago that tens of thousands would be dead in our own nation and hundreds of thousands worldwide, before another twelve months have passed – we would have been paralysed with incredulity and horror. These days have come and we are still faced with the possibility of a second wave but the people of God have experienced the peace of a God who never fails, because we have positioned ourselves by this Gospel river which has made glad our hearts.

THE FOUR GOSPELS

“These Gospels which, as to size, are mere pamphlets, are the most precious writings in all the world…They are the heart of Divine revelation, because they are the record of the manifestation of God on earth, in the Person of His Son, for the purpose of redemption” (Graham Scroggie)

FAITH

Faith as a word, brings us into the heart and core of Christianity. Indeed, it is the word which defines the followers of Jesus, our belonging to the Christian Faith. With faith as a word, being loosely employed, to describe all religions, however, it is important that we are biblically precise in our understanding ofContinue reading “FAITH”

THE SONG OF SOLOMON; The Voice of My Beloved

“Solomon in his naivety thought that he could enjoy whatever woman he desired because he offered everything by way of riches and material comfort.  In the case of this young woman, however, he could not give her what her Shepherd could supply, true love.”