Last Sunday we resumed our evening fellowship, (and morning tea). In the morning, Mark’s Gospel takes the time to give us an intimate insight into Jesus at prayer. Given Mark’s economy of content, this inclusion is more than an interlude; more than a practical guide to the circumstance, frequency, and content of prayer; it bridges …

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At MGPC we’re setting out on making our way through Jeremiah on Sunday nights. This follows on from Psalms and John’s Gospel. Graeme Goldsworthy identifies the Gospel in Jeremiah. We should not be put off by Jeremiah’s reputation as the gloomy or “weeping” prophet. He has much encouragement to offer the faithful. To be sure, …

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Jack Lundbom’s magisterial commentary on Jeremiah is living up to its promise. On God’s call and Jeremiah’s response in Chapter 1: Yahweh begins the present dialogue in grand hyperbole. He says he knew Jeremiah before he was formed in the belly of his mother; that a consecration took place before he was born; and at …

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Dale Ralph Davis writes about the novel insistence of Yahweh that his people have no other gods, and what that reveals about Yahweh and the way he relates to his people. Whoever heard of a god who demanded exclusive loyalty? There was no so-called god or goddess in the whole ancient near east who demanded …

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