Day 10: Disturbed

Matthew 2:1-12 (4 BC) How many Magi were there? We don’t know. Were they kings? Most likely not. Did they visit Jesus in the stable? No. Was Jesus a baby when they visited him? Unlikely – he was probably a toddler by the time they met him. (Note: when Herod wanted to make sure he … More Day 10: Disturbed

Day 6: Zechariah’s Big Comeback. Sort of.

Luke 1:46-80; 7-6BC Zechariah’s failings weren’t bad on an epoch-ending scale, and his sins aren’t good movie material. His song of a fully-experienced faith, enhanced by great blessing from God through Holy Spirit doesn’t have a special name for its moment in church history, like Mary’s preceding ‘Magnificat’. So really, he’s a lot more like … More Day 6: Zechariah’s Big Comeback. Sort of.

Daily Bible Readings, Day 5: Luke 1:27-45 (7-6BC)

‘Women’s Faith 2 v Man’s Faith 0‘ Ever felt like you were getting the rough end of someone else’s special treatment? Or that you and a colleague/friend/sibling could do the same things wrong, but only you would get in trouble? I wonder if Zechariah raised an eyebrow when God responded in very different ways to … More Daily Bible Readings, Day 5: Luke 1:27-45 (7-6BC)

Daily Bible Reading, Day 4: #dumbnotdumb

Luke 1:1-38 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1%3A1-38&version=NIV If Zechariah was trending on twitter for the events in these verses, it might involve tweets looking a bit like this: Lowkey sympathy for Zak, massive congrats on Liz’s pregnancy! #harsh #dumbnotdumb #letthemanspeak #zechariahthepriest His punishment for unbelief wasn’t devastating, so we’re not overly troubled by it. But it’s easy to feel … More Daily Bible Reading, Day 4: #dumbnotdumb