Discipleship Course – Day 20

Discipleship Course – Day 20

Reflection We can be glad that the Lord Jesus is willing to make many and every effort to reach each one of us. He goes out many times into the marketplace of the world and seeks us, enquires after us, invites us to come and work with him and for him in the vineyard of […]

Discipleship Course – Day 19

Discipleship Course – Day 19

Reflection The rich young man holds Jesus in high regard, and comes running to him, and kneels before him in the position of a student before a master. He calls our Lord, Teacher. In fact he first addresses him as ‘Good Teacher’, and the Lord asks him why he calls him ‘Good’, since only God […]

Discipleship Course – Day 18

Discipleship Course – Day 18

Reflection Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven? What sort of question is that for any followers of Jesus to ask? Of course I am sure that the disciples understood that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Lord of he Kingdom of Heaven, but they meant to ask ‘which of us is most […]

Discipleship Course – Day 17

Discipleship Course – Day 17

Reflection When the Lord Jesus revealed himself transfigured, he was manifesting that divine glory which im-penetrated his humanity, but which in a divine humility he kept veiled from sight. His humanity was the same as our own, liable to pain and suffering on the cross, able to experience death, yet it was filled with divine […]

Discipleship Course – Day 16

Discipleship Course – Day 16

Reflection We often hear people say, when they are facing a difficult situation, that they are bearing their cross. But though this is a common way for people to speak, it is not Scriptural or Orthodox. We have to be careful how we speak, because if we misrepresent aspects of our faith we can be […]

Discipleship Course – Day 15

Discipleship Course – Day 15

Reflection The Pharisees were considered the most religious of all the Jews, and Jesus didn’t criticise them for the effort they put into the practice of their religion. Many of the things they insisted on were a particular interpretation of the Law which God himself had insitituted. But he had not introduced it as a […]

Discipleship Course – Day 14

Discipleship Course – Day 14

Reflection I would like us to think about the disciples and how they responded to the command of the Lord in this passage from the Gospel. Our Lord Jesus had pointed out the need to them. There was a great crowd of people and they were soon going to be very hungry and need some […]

Discipleship Course – Day 13

Reflection What is there in our life which prevents us being as fruitful in the journey of Discipleship? We can apply the teaching of the Lord Jesus about the sower who went out to sow. In ancient times a farmer would have a bag filled with seed slung across his shoulder and he would take […]

Discipleship Course – Day 12

Discipleship Course – Day 12

Reflection Sometimes people say, I’d believe in God if he proved himself to me. But in fact the words of the Gospels show us that even if a miracle takes place in front of us if we do not have faith we will not believe. Faith is more than a bare belief, it is a […]

Discipleship Course – Day 11

Discipleship Course – Day 11

Reflection What makes an impression on us? We can spend our whole life looking and seeking and trying to become or own the wrong things, things that have no lasting value. Jesus asked the crowds who followed him what they were expecting in St John the Baptist. Why did they go out into the deserts […]

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