Parsha Terumah

Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 Brit Chadashah: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 Matthew 5:33-37 Apologies for the delay this week - it has been ridiculously busy and I just haven't managed to stop and look properly at this study, so this will be very brief. For more details, there are several different good commentaries on … Continue reading Parsha Terumah

First Sunday of Lent

I am running a week behind now, as life has got in the way. Around a couple of weeks of a roller-coaster of looking after a very poorly, elderly dog, we had to have him put down last night. So right now I am feeling a little bit overwhelmed with grief . The next couple … Continue reading First Sunday of Lent

Luke 8: Waiting on the Lord

These are my notes from Sunday's sermon at the Pentecostal church. It might be a little disjointed because it is just notes, it's not meant to be a polished article. I hope it's of benefit to somebody. This was actually an awesome, honest sermon - the Christian life is hard. We pray & things seem … Continue reading Luke 8: Waiting on the Lord

Quinquagesima / The Sunday Next Before Lent

Psalms/ Canticles: Psalm 99 OT Reading: Exodus 34:29-end Gospel: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 NT Reading: Luke 9 28:36 (27-43a) "Moses and Aaron were among his priests... they called on the LORD and he answered them. He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud... Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for … Continue reading Quinquagesima / The Sunday Next Before Lent

Parsha Mishpatim

Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah:  Jeremiah 34:8–22 and 33:25–26 Brit Chadashah: Matthew 5:38-42, 17:1-11 Summary This Torah portion, Mishpatim, meaning 'Judgements' is probably the most law-rich portion there is, containing laws on agrigulture, civil law, liability, finance, family purity, the sabbath and the festivals, slaves, property, justice and mercy. At the end of the portion, Moses … Continue reading Parsha Mishpatim

4th Sunday of Epiphany/ Sexagesima

Psalms/ Canticles Psalm 48 OT Reading Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 Gospel Luke 2:22-40 NT Reading 1 Corinthians 13 "Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion on the side of the north, … Continue reading 4th Sunday of Epiphany/ Sexagesima