Encountering God in the Wilderness – Sunday 4th April 2021

The Hope of the Resurrected Lord Matthew 28.1-10 (NRSV) After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Sunday 4th April 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 3rd April 2021 – Holy Saturday

The loneliness of the tomb Matthew 27.62-66 (New Revised Standard Version) The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, ‘Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, “After three days I will rise again.” Therefore command that the tomb be … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 3rd April 2021 – Holy Saturday

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 2nd April 2021 – Good Friday

The death that brings change Luke 22.26-45 (New Revised Standard Version) The greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 2nd April 2021 – Good Friday

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 1st April 2021 – Maundy Thursday

Will you turn against Jesus? Luke 22.54-71 (New Revised Standard Version) Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house. But Peter was following at a distance. When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. Then a servant-girl, seeing … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 1st April 2021 – Maundy Thursday

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 31st March 2021

When you Grow Weary or Lose Heart Hebrews 12.1-3 (NIV) “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 31st March 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Tuesday 30th March 2021

When Your Soul is Troubled John 12.20-36 (NRSV) Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Tuesday 30th March 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Monday 29th March 2021

The Wilderness of Judgement John 12.1-11 (NRSV) Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Monday 29th March 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Sunday 28th March 2021

Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord John 12.12-16 (NRSV) The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So, they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!Blessed is the one who comes in the … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Sunday 28th March 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 27th March 2021

Fear of what others may say John 12.36-43 (New Revised Standard Version) While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.’ After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them. Although he had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him. This … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 27th March 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 26th March 2021

When people throw ‘stones’ John 10.31-42 (New International Version) Again, Jesus’ Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but he said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 26th March 2021