Lent Reflections – Day 24

Lent Reflection: Wednesday 25th March 2020 Bible Reading: John 17:20-26 Reflection: The High Priestly Prayer, Part 3: Unify When living in America, I regularly went into a certain famous coffee franchise to get my caffeine fix. While queuing up one morning to place my order, the lady in front of...

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Lent Reflections – Day 23

Lent Reflection: Tuesday 24th March 2020 Bible Reading: John 17:6-19 Reflection: The High Priestly Prayer, part 2: Sanctification After praying for Himself, Jesus lifts up his disciples, the people that God gave him, so that He could pass on the truth that God had instilled within Him. These disciples are...

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Lent Reflections – Day 22

Lent Reflection: Monday 23rd March 2020 Bible Reading: John 17:1-5 Reflection: The High Priestly Prayer, Part 1: Glory Jesus is in the last throws of His life, one more hour and He’ll be arrested. During this time, He looks nowhere else than to His Father and asks that He may...

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Lent Reflections – Day 21

Lent Reflection: Saturday 21st March 2020 Bible Reading: John 16:25-33 Reflection There is trouble in the world. We all experience it. We all encounter difficulties and grief. This truth has never been so clearly brought home to us than in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic that is currently sweeping...

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Lent Reflections – Day 20

Lent Reflection: Friday 20th March 2020 Bible Reading: John 16:16-24 Reflection Jesus is preparing his disciples for his death, but it’s all still sounding very confusing to them. What does He mean? Where’s He going? And, why will He reappear again? Jesus is talking about His death and resurrection; He’s...

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Lent Reflections – Day 19

Lent Reflection: Thursday 19th March Bible Reading: John 16:4b-15 Reflection Losing a loved one is painful, and people respond in different ways when someone they love dies. Jesus Himself experienced the searing pain of loss when His friend Lazarus died (you can read about this in John chapter 11). We’re...

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Lent Reflections – Day 18

Lent Reflection: Wednesday 18th March Bible Reading: John 15:18-16:4a Reflection Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It, ‘All the world’s a stage, And all men and women merely players; They have their exits and entrances…’ In John’s gospel, the world isn’t just an inanimate stage, it operates in a more...

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Lent Reflections – Day 17

Lent Reflection: Tuesday 17th March Bible Reading: John 15:12-17 Reflection LOVE each other. Just like Jesus loves us. That’s what He asks us to do. Easy right? The Love Jesus asks us to have isn’t the feel-good fuzzy love of Hollywood movies, where there’s a music-filled, poetic end scene and...

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Lent Reflections – Day 16

Lent Reflection: Monday 16th March Bible Reading: John 15:1-11 Reflection In 2018 a bottle of wine was auctioned off by Christie’s for a record breaking half a million dollars, it was produced in Burgundy in 1945 from the vineyards of Romani Conti. The reason the bottle of wine is of...

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