Scripture Notes – Sunday October 3rd 2021

So then, what God has united, man must not divide. Welcome The teaching of Jesus on marriage and divorce is best understood first of all in the context of the time. In that context, the teaching would have been seen as prophetic, against the grain, calling people to a different, more original ideal and offering greater security to women. In contemporary terms, it is decidedly un-prophetic simply to repeat what…


Scripture Notes – Sunday – 26th September 2021

Anyone who is not against us is for us   The gospel is a straight continuation of the gospel of the previous Sunday, taking forward the teaching on discipleship. This time, the disciples have once again “lost the run of themselves” as we say. They have just failed in an attempted exorcism and still they object to an outsider successfully working deeds of power in Jesus’ name. More than ironic… The temptation…


Scripture Notes – Sunday 19th September 2021

‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ Welcome The teaching on discipleship in Mark’s Gospel is profound and relevant. As we know from reading the Gospel, he takes great care in its presentation, using a three-fold lay-out. Good teacher that he is, he teaches by misunderstanding, leading to a correction and clarification. The pattern can be see in the graphic…