Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 22 Verse: 12 Verse (to): 21   Teks: Openbaring 22:12-21 Die Bybel eindig met waarskuwings, oproepe en versekerings. Twee versekerings het my met die lees van die gedeelte opgeval: Aan die een kant is hier die versekering dat die Gees sáám met die bruid roep: “kom” (vers 17a). Aan […]

Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 21 Verse: 10 Verse (to): 0   Teks: Openbaring 21:10, 22-22:5 Daar word twee alternatiewe lesings vir hierdie Sondag gegee. Die RCL gee Joh 5:1-9 en die Episcopal Lectionary Hand 14:8-18. Albei verhale handel oor genesings. Johannes 5 vertel hoe Jesus die man wat agt en dertig jaar siek […]

Year C (2012-2013) Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 22 Verse: 12 Verse (to): 14 Lectionary Reading: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20; Acts 7:55-60; John 17:20-26 So often when we look at this world where so much ill is committed on a daily basis, we question ourselves, ‘When is the Lord coming? Where is God that […]

Year C (2012-2013) Bible Book: Revelation / Openbaring Chapter: 21 Verse: 1 Verse (to): 6 In Revelation 21:1-6 John shares his most glorious vision with us: the new Jerusalem descending from above, filling the earth with its golden presence. We tend to think of the new Jerusalem as a beautiful place filled with glamorous things. […]

Year A (2013-2014) Bible Book: Psalms Chapter: 13 Verse: 5 Verse (to): 0 Early in my parish ministry in 1980s in the city of Nairobi, Kenya, I discovered prayers of lamentation in the Bible and mostly from the book of Psalms. As I reflected more on the plight of parishioners who lived in extreme poverty […]

Bible Book: Psalms Chapter: 8 Verse: 1 Verse (to): 10 [Lectionary readings (Psalm) October 4, 2009, Proper 22: Revised Common (Psalm 8 or 26); Roman Catholic (Psalm 128:1-6) and Episcopal (Psalm 8 or 128)] In the night things can look very different. Pain may feel more intense. Loneliness unbearable. The problems you are facing, insurmountable. […]

1st Sunday in Lent   Year C (2015-2016) Bible Book: Romans Chapter: 10 Verse: 8 Verse (to): 13 From the earliest days of the church, Christians proclaimed that “Jesus is the Lord”. With these words they confirmed their belief that, when Jesus ascended into heaven, He became Lord of heaven and earth and King of […]

Year A (2016-2017) Bible Book: Romans Chapter: 12 Verse: 1 Verse (to): 8 When reading Romans 12, the emphasis is often on the demand to ‘offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.’ This sounds very noble and something to which we can strive, but to me, it also feels as if […]

Year A (2013-2014) Bible Book: Romans / Romeine Chapter: 13 Verse: 11 Verse (to): 14 It is the festive season, where we are rounding off the year, a good time for reflection, re-organising and restructuring in preparation for the next year. While this is so, we obviously join in the spirit of giving that dominates […]