Parsha: Yitro

Torah: Exodus 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 B'rit Chadashah: Matthew 8:5-20 Summary The parsha begins with the visit of Moses' father-in-law Jethro (whose name forms the title of the parsha) to him in the wilderness, bringing his wife Zipporah and their sons Gershom and Eliezer with him. Jethro notices that Moses is struggling to sit … Continue reading Parsha: Yitro

Matthew 28:19, 20 – The Great Commission

I'm sorry to have not managed to post this before now, this was from last Sunday's sermon at the Pentecostal church. The beginning of the service was taken up by testimonies, one in particular which was very inspiring, about listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. From my point of view as a skeptical … Continue reading Matthew 28:19, 20 – The Great Commission

Septuagesima / Third Sunday of Epiphany

Canticles & Psalms: Psalm 19 OT Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 NT Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 In this passage in the gospel, Jesus is quoting a passage in Isaiah 61 - declaring it to be a prophecy fulfilled in himself. It is so interesting to me that this passage which occurs in … Continue reading Septuagesima / Third Sunday of Epiphany

Parsha: Beshalach

Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31 Brit Chadashah: John 6:15-71, 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 Summary This is really the final chapter of the Exodus from Egypt, and where the Wilderness journey begins. 'Beshalach' means roughly 'When let go' or  'Upon being sent away'. In last week's portion, the Pharaoh finally consents to letting the Israelites go … Continue reading Parsha: Beshalach

The Anointing: Isaiah 61

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me, He has anointed me to preach good news to the [poor]*; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD... [and … Continue reading The Anointing: Isaiah 61

Practical Theology

I was thinking about my post on Isaiah 2 and the topic of sanctification. In fact, I couldn't get it out of my head. I do really enjoy studying the Bible, theology, and doctrine. I was raised on it really as my dad trained to be a pastor. He never actually practised though and stopped … Continue reading Practical Theology

Isaiah 62:1-5

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,     for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn,     her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your vindication,     and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name     that the mouth of the Lord … Continue reading Isaiah 62:1-5