The Mark of the Beast – Part Three (Rev 13)

On Monday, we began a new series in Revelation, starting with chapter 13. You really need to start there for this week’s material to make sense. We identified the mark of the beast as emperor worship, and saw how the beast from the sea represented the blasphemous, self-aggrandising dictator that was the Roman emperor. Today, we… Continue reading The Mark of the Beast – Part Three (Rev 13)

Jesus says farewell – part nineteen (John 17)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17.  So far, we’ve looked at Jesus’ prayer that his church might be one (John 17:20-21) and asked what went wrong? Should we be pursuing unity at all costs – like many would encourage us to do? Before we get to answering that, yesterday we made… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – part nineteen (John 17)

Jesus says farewell – Part Seventeen (John 17)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17.  The final part of Jesus’ farewell speech records Jesus’ prayer. It’s often called Jesus’ “high priestly prayer,” as he prays on behalf of his people: the disciples gathered around him, and also – quite specifically – for all who would believe in the… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Seventeen (John 17)