view of Taal Volcano

Where are you from?

Reading: Reading: Matthew 26:69-75 “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.” (v.73) Have you been to another place wherein you first seemed to blend in the crowd, say in a local market place until—you spoke.  Then everybody’s head turned round toward you.  You might have spoken in a generic language,…

R.S.V.P.

Reading: Matthew 22:1-14 “So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests” – Matthew 22:10. I was just pondering on the phrase “both good and bad” from the verse quoted above.  Even the “good” had to…

Have mercy on me!

Reading: Matthew 20:29-34 In this life I have seen “faith” in many shades, and I would not want to claim I have the pure one (yet) but that is what we are all striving for. I love being with people who have amazing faith, who openly express their belief that things will be done in…

John the Baptist

The Christ

Reading: Matthew 16:13-20 “But what about you?” he asked.  “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man but by my Father in heaven.” (vv.15-17) And blessed…

A matter of the heart

Reading: Matthew 15:1-20 “But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean’.  For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.  These are what make a man ‘unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him ‘unclean’”…

boxes

Please collect your parcels

Reading: Matthew 9:18-34 How many of our desires are unfulfilled—only because we do not believe! If it is the best for us, if it is within God’s will and for his glory—will He not grant it? But we should believe and ask and pursue with wholehearted intent! Ruler: “My daughter has just died. But come…