Follow Jesus’ directions for life

Matthew 5:21-32 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 7:39-60 There are some general directions that apply to every car journey. They are the rules of the road. Jesus’ directions in the Sermon on the Mount are like a ‘highway code’ for a life of blessing. Following...

The Blessings

Matthew 4:18-25 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 5:17-42 I have never forgotten a talk I heard years ago. The speaker started by saying that the Christian life is ‘battle and blessing, battle and blessing, battle and blessing, battle and blessing, battle and...

The Battles

Matthew 4:12-17 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 5:1-16 The period of blessing did not last long. Jesus heard that John had been put in prison (v.12). It must have been devastating for Jesus to find out that his cousin had been imprisoned for his preaching....

Battles and Blessings

Matthew 4:1-11 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 4:23-37 Jesus’ ministry begins with the blessing of the Holy Spirit at his baptism but, as so often happens after great experiences of the Holy Spirit, battles immediately follow. ‘Next Jesus was taken into the...
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