Month: December 2013

The Second Adam

The Second Adam

Advent reflection for 21 December 2013 Reading: Romans 5:12-19 Adam is a ‘pattern’ of Jesus (v.14) in that one affects the many. And this remains the case for all of us who are made of the same stuff as Adam was: whether we like it or not, whether we intend it that way or not,…

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The Teacher

The Teacher

Advent reflection for 12 December 2013 Reading: John 3:1-21 Perhaps Nicodemus was afraid of what others might think if they saw him – a well-educated and well-respected man (a Pharisee) – hanging around with an eccentric carpenter. Perhaps Nicodemus’ day was crammed with duties of leading and instructing others (v.10). For whatever reason he came…

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The High Priest

The High Priest

Advent reflection for 8 December 2013 Reading: Hebrews 10:1-18 There are many things that promise to deal with our desperate quest to be somebody and our sense that we are not all as we should be. Some of those things claim to make up what’s missing – like make-up so our skin appears blemish-free; other…

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Gate of the Fold

Gate of the Fold

Sheep are a common image in the Bible for the people of God: crowd-following wanderers in need of someone to lead them, take care of them and bring them home. The hope of a “good shepherd” coming to do that is a recurring theme of the Old Testament. We are supposed to identify with the…

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