The Temptations of Jesus - Part 5

Read Matthew 4:1-11 On the cross, the Lord Jesus will cry out in a deep sense of abandonment: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" It could hardly be more distant from the warmth, intimacy and affirmation of...

The Temptations of Jesus - Part 4

Read Matthew 3:13- 4:11 What the Devil offers is alluring and enticing. Whether the Devil has the right or authority to make the offer of "all the kingdoms of this world", he puts himself in the position of having this...

The Temptations of Jesus - Part 3

Read Matthew 4:1-11 How cunning. Jesus says that God's word is his major source of sustenance. He lives by what comes from the mouth of God. So, the Devil quotes God's word and asks Jesus to live or die by...

The Temptations of Jesus - Part 2

Read Matthew 4:1-11, John 4:31-38 The original temptation in Genesis 3 was about food; a shiny, juicy, appetising piece of fruit that promised much more than its outward attractiveness. Again, food is at the centre of this temptation. Food is...

The temptations of Jesus - Part 1

Each day over the Easter weekend I'll be sharing a special 5 Part series looking at the Temptations of Jesus. These reflections derive from the idea that the more you look the more you see. I am fully committed to...

"It's like Disneyland"

Last month I escaped the office for a morning and visited a rather unique Bible Exhibition at Cartsbridge Evangelical church in Busby. For the last seven years they've held a Bible Exhibition for local primary schools, and this year they...

Gavin fills us in on this week's study camp

"An afternoon of fun and games in the Dunfermline Bowlplex was had by all on Wednesday as the rain fell in torrents over Lendrick Muir. The young people then came back for some late afternoon study followed by another sumptuous...

A week in the life of a Regional Worker

I've often been asked 'How many schools do you cover in your area?' To which the reply must be 'Do you want me to have cerebrovascular accident?'. I cover Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Argyll & Bute - I imagine...