Lent Readings
We hope that this daily feed will be a help to you to reflect on and delight afresh on all that the Lord Jesus has done for us as we head towards Easter.
 
Jesus plainly outlines what the Christian life will look like. In Jesus we can find peace ...
Psalm 24 - The King of Glory. A Psalm of David.
Very soon Jesus would be taken from the disciples to be executed unjustly and they would weep and mourn because they would never expect to see the Master again ...
What a generous God, to want to share himself so completely with each of us, and to give us the Spirit to guide us towards full understanding ...
‘If the world hates you,’ Jesus says, ‘know that it hated me first.’ Gentle mockery, comments behind your back or to your face ...
The meal is almost over, Judas has gone. Jesus knew he would soon meet with a painful death and an early grave. He had important things to say first to his disciples, who were probably quite sleepy!
Throughout the bible, plants and trees are used as a metaphor for God’s care for us and the work of the Spirit in our lives. Here we see the intimate care of a gardener making the vine as fruitful as possible.
Psalm 40:1-10
This verse repeats verse 1 and the main reason that the disciple’s hearts are troubled is because Jesus is leaving them ...
Jesus talks about love in this whole section 29 times as he talks about the love relationship between him, the Father, the Spirit, and his people. This is describing ‘oneness’ ...
Jesus is preparing his disciples for what is to come, the next stage of God’s plan – the day when he will die on a cross ...
Having explained that He is the way, the truth and the life, and the only way to the Father, Jesus goes on to reveal more detail about his identity to his disciples ...
Jesus had told his disciples that, shortly, he would leave them and they could not follow him, at least not straight away ...
“Love one another.” It’s so simple, and unexpected. I would have expected Jesus’s parting words to his followers to begin differently ...
Psalm 63:1-8 - O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you ...
Betrayal is imminent. There is no doubt about it. Jesus knew the scriptures. Jesus doesn’t want the disciples to be taken by surprise at the betrayal.
‘Greatness’ in our culture is often measured in how much of an influence, notoriety or power you have in your particular field. How many followers or loves or likes we have.
Jesus shows His disciples the true nature of humble service and also points to the cleansing power of his death.
This chapter begins the long account of Jesus with his disciples in the Upper Room, which is one of the distinctive passages in John’s Gospel
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