Monthly Archives: July 2013

God’s Mighty Women: The ‘dog’

Today’s women are the Canaanite woman and her daughter. The woman pleads Jesus to heal her daughter from demon possession, but he ignores her, and the Disciples ask Jesus to send her away. Jesus is obviously torn: he doesn’t want … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Herodias and Salome – the deadly dancer!

We know more abut these two from contemporary writer Josephus, but Herodias, at least, is named in the Bible. Their story though, is shocking, and belongs more to the gossip magazines of our culture, these certainly are not ‘Mighty Women … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: The Untouchable

Again a woman with  no name. This woman had been bleeding for 12 years. She would have been anaemic, uncomfortable, in pain, she may well have smelled – to be bleeding in a hot country without sanitation. She would also … Continue reading

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Children of the Promise (Galatians 4: 8 – 5: 1)

There is a phrase used within strong evangelical circles, which would fill a brother or sister with dread, that phrase is to ‘backslide’. A Christian who ‘backslides’ is one who has known and loved God, known and loved and dedicated … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: A dead girl

This post is more heartening that it sounds. A girl has died  but we don’t really know anything about her. As normal, she remains unnamed. We do know that her father is a synagogue ruler and that he loves her very … Continue reading

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The Purpose of God’s Law (Galatians 3: 19- 4: 7)

Over the last couple of weeks we have been considering the merits of the law (or the lack of them) in the eyes of the grace of God, ours through Jesus Christ. Today’s reading. It would be tempting to throw … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Simon Peter’s Mother in Law

We learn so much from the MiL about other people, but very little about her. This time her illness is used as opposed to her child bearing abilities, although it is obviously key to this story, to her identity, that … Continue reading

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