Si's Bible Reflections

His head was brought in on a platter

[6] On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much [7] that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. [8] Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” [9] The king was distressed, but …

The Righteous Will Shine Like The Sun

[41] The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. [42] They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [43] Then the righteous will shine like the sun in …

Who are my brothers?

[46] While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. [47] Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” [48] He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” [49] Pointing to his disciples, …

Are you the one who is to come?

Good morning, and happy Friday! I hope that you’ve had a good week thus far. In our final Biblenotes.email of the week we consider Jesus’ credentials after John the Baptist asked his disciples to find out if he was the Messiah or a prophet. Our reading comes from Matthew’s Gospel: 2 When John, who was …

Take up your cross

Good morning! Here we are with another reflection based on Jesus’ words in Matthew’s Gospel. Once again, we find Jesus teaching his disciples, preparing them to go out into the world and continue his ministry themselves. As yesterday, today’s words are challenging to say the least! 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and …

Do you acknowledge Christ?

In today’s Biblenotes.email we reflect on a couple of verses from chapter ten of Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus has called his disciples and is preparing to send them out into the world. Can you imagine how they might have felt at this point? They have witnessed Jesus’ teaching. They have seen him raise a dead girl …

Harassed and Helpless

35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness.36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his …