What is lent?

Jason HoetUncategorised

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. During this time, Christians from many different traditions fast by giving up something for Lent. Often people fast from different foods, but it can include other things.  To fast means we don’t eat something we like or don’t engage in some activity we prefer. The fast begins on Ash Wednesday and ends … Read More

Abba Father

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

When Paul wrote this magnificent letter, Rome was the cultural centre of the world, boasting advancements like sturdy roads and a common language. Roman citizens were able to travel and communicate like never before. To this audience, Paul delivered the most comprehensive expression of the gospel ever given in Scripture, including the relationship we have with our Heavenly Father. Join … Read More

Our God, the Only One – DeuteronomyOur God, the Only One – Deuteronomy

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

Deuteronomy is the final book in the Pentateuch, where we read Moses’ last three sermons and two prophetic poems detailing Israel’s future. Through these sermons, Moses urges the people not to repeat past mistakes while traveling to the promised land. This month we will be challenged, encouraged, and transformed to trust and obey as we apply Moses’ motivational sermons to … Read More

Lent For Everyone

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

Lent for Everyone is a devotional created and written by N.T. (Tom) Wright. For each day of Lent, there is a reading chosen from the Gospel of Matthew, plus a reflection by Wright. These readings have grown out of a project encouraging Lent reading in Northern England. This is the second in a three-volume series based on the Revised Common … Read More

Vanity: A Study in Ecclesiastes

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

Written by an elderly King Solomon, Ecclesiastes reflects on a life of meaningless pursuits. Solomon writes that the world’s pursuits, from wealth to self-indulgence, are vain and unfulfilling. Ecclesiastes determines that God and his presence make life fulfilling, and true wisdom is to fear God and keep his commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13). CLICK HERE

New Testament in a Year: January

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

This is part of a series that will take you through the entire New Testament in a year. Each month’s plan covers a specific book(s). January completes Matthew, then focuses on Ephesians, Philippians, 2 Thessalonians, and 2 and 3 John. The plan is designed to be used with a small group of friends. Read the daily passage first, reflect on … Read More

Christmas: 25 Days of Peace

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

In this 25-day plan, you’ll get to read all about the gift of peace that comes through Jesus and how we can experience it as we look at the familiar story of Christmas through a different lens. Journey through the Christmas stories found in Matthew and Luke, as well as a variety of passages explaining the true peace Jesus came … Read More

Exceptional Bible Characters

Jason HoetDaily Bible

There are so many characters in Scripture, many who stand out in our minds as ‘superheroes’ for one reason or the other. Yet despite their amazing achievements, often it is their weaknesses, their struggles, which resonate with us and set an example for us to learn from. These exceptional characters provide ‘superhero’ moments, as well as more ‘human’ moments, which, … Read More

Learning from bad examples

Jason HoetFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 What is the relevance of the Old Testament? This is a question we explored last Sunday as we began our series from the book of Hebrews, ‘Fixed on Jesus’. Our reading today is an example of the Apostle Paul’s approach to the Hebrew scriptures. Although writing to Jews and non-Jews, Paul sees the history of … Read More

Lent Bible Reading Plan

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

Lent has always been a time to turn our attention to all that has been done for us on the cross in Christ. This lavish gift can be meditated on year after year, and still would leave us to wonder in amazement. Through this reading plan, you will walk through the gospel accounts in chronological order, tracing the steps of … Read More