Comments on Bible Readings

The comments dated before 2015 were written for a group of Church of England churches, and reflect the readings given for the day. Later comments are from sermons preached or blogs written during retirement in Cromer, Norfolk.

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Genesis 1:1-5 (11/1/09)
Genesis 2:4b-9,15-24 (7/2/10)
Genesis 12:1-8 (8/10/17)
Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 (28/2/10)
Exodus 1:1-22 (7/1/18)
Exodus 2:1-10 (30/3/14)
Exodus 3:1-12 (1/3/09)
Exodus 17:1-7 (23/3/14)
Exodus 24:12-18 (6/3/11)
Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18 (20/2/11)
Deuteronomy 10:12-22 (8/3/09)
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 (1/2/09)
Judges 13:1-25 (31/7/16)
Judges 14:1-20 (7/8/16)
1 Samuel 1:20-28 (3/4/11)
1 Samuel 3:1-10 (18/1/09)
1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 (14/6/09)
1 Samuel 17:22-49 (21/6/09)
2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 (28/6/09)
2 Samuel 5:1-5,9-10 (5/7/09)
1 Kings 17:8-16 (30/1/11)
1 Kings 19:1-15a (20/6/10)
2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15 (14/10/07)
1 Chronicles 29:10-13 (13/11/16)
Psalm 1 (15/1/17)
Psalm 46 (12/3/17)
Psalm 119 (1/7/17)
Psalm 137:8-9 (3/7/17)
Proverbs 2:1-11 (6/7/17)
Proverbs 4 (27/7/17)
Proverbs 8:1,22-31 (15/2/09)
Isaiah 5:1-7 (2/10/11)
Isaiah 6:1-8 (15/3/09)
Isaiah 9:1-4 (23/1/11)
Isaiah 11:1-10 (5/12/2010)
Isaiah 25:1-9 (9/10/11)
Isaiah 35:1-10 (12/12/10)
Isaiah 40:1-11 (7/12/08) (10/12/17)
Isaiah 40:21-31 (8/2/09)
Isaiah 42:1-9 (9/1/11)
Isaiah 45:1-7 (16/10/11)
Isaiah 49:1-7 (16/1/11)
Isaiah 55:1-9 (7/3/10)
Isaiah 58:1-9 (5/2/11)
Isaiah 61:1-4,8-12 (14/12/08)
Jeremiah 4:11-12,22-28 (15/9/13)
Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32 (25/9/11)
Ezekiel 33:7-11 (7/9/14)
Ezekiel 37:1-14 (6/4/14)
Daniel 7:9,10,13,14 (25/11/12)
Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 (30/10/16)
Daniel 12:1-3 (18/11/12)
Jonah 3:1-5,10 (11/11/12)
Jonah 3:10-4:11 (18/9/11)
Malachi 3:1-4 (6/12/09)
Matthew 1:18-25 (22/12/13)
Matthew 2:1-12 (5/1/14)
Matthew 2:12-33 (29/12/13)
Matthew 3:1-12 (8/12/13)
Matthew 3:13-17 (12/1/14)
Matthew 4:1-11 (10/2/08)
Matthew 4:12-23 (27/1/08)
Matthew 5:1-12 (30/10/11)
Matthew 5:1-16 (29/6/08)
Matthew 5:13-20  (2/2/14)
Matthew 5:21-37 (13/2/11)
Matthew 5:38-48 (25/5/08)
Matthew 6:25-40 (27/2/11)
Matthew 10:40-42 (29/6/14)
Matthew 11:2-11 (16/12/07)
Matthew 13:1-9 (30/9/12)
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 (4/10/09)
Matthew 14:22-33 (7/8/11)
Matthew 15:21-28 (14/8/11)
Matthew 16:13-20 (21/8/11)
Matthew 16:21-28 (28/8/11)
Matthew 17:1-9 (3/2/08 & 2/3/14)
Matthew 18:21-35 (14/9/08)
Matthew 21:1-11 (16/3/08 & 13/4/14)
Matthew 21:33-46 (5/10/08)
Matthew 22:34-46 (23/10/11)
Matthew 24:36-44 (1/12/13)
Matthew 25:1-13 (6/11/11)
Matthew 25:31-46 (20/11/11)
Matthew 28:16-20 (18/5/08 & 19/6/11)
Mark 1:1-8 (4/12/11)
Mark 1:9-15 (26/2/12)
Mark 1:21-28 (29/1/12)
Mark 7:24-37 (9/9/12)
Mark 8:27-38 (16/9/12)
Mark 8:31-38 (4/3/12)
Mark 9:2-9 (22/2/09)
Mark 9:30-37 (23/9/12)
Mark 10:2-16 (7/10/12)
Mark 10:17-31 (11/10/09)
Mark 10:35-45 (18/10/09)
Mark 10:46-52 (25/10/09)
Mark 11:1-11 (1/4/12)
Mark 13:24-37 (30/11/08 & 27/11/11)
Luke 1:26-38 (18/12/11)
Luke 2:1-14 (25/12/13)
Luke 2:33-35 (10/3/13)
Luke 3:1-6 (9/12/12)
Luke 3:7-18 (13/12/09)
Luke 3:15-22 (13/1/13)
Luke 4:1-13 (21/2/10) (17/2/13)
Luke 4:14-21 (24/1/10) (27/1/13)
Luke 4:16-24 (28/10/07) (27/10/13)
Luke 6:20-31 (3/11/13) (30/10/16)
Luke 7:1-10 (2/6/13)
Luke 7:11-17 (6/6/10) (9/6/13)
Luke 7:36-8:3 (13/6/10)
Luke 9:28-36 (10/2/13)
Luke 9:51-62 (27/6/10)
Luke 10:1-11,16-20 (4/7/10)
Luke 10:25-37 (22/6/08) (11/7/10) (14/9/13) (5/2/17)
Luke 10:38-42 (18/7/10)  (21/7/13)
Luke 11:1-4 (8/7/12)
Luke 11:1-13 (25/7/10) (28/7/13)
Luke 12:13-21 (1/8/10)
Luke 12:32-40 (11/8/13)
Luke 12:49-56 (18/08/13)
Luke 13:1-9 (3/3/13)
Luke 13:10-17 (25/8/13)
Luke 13:31-35 (24/2/13)
Luke 14:7-14 (1/9/13)
Luke 14:25-33 (9/9/07) (5/9/10) (8/9/13)
Luke 15:1-10 (16/9/07)
Luke 16:1-13 (23/9/07) (19/9/10) (22/9/13)
Luke 16:19-31 (30/9/07) (26/9/10) (29/9/13)
Luke 17:5-10(7/10/07) (3/10/10) (6/10/13)
Luke 17:11-19(14/10/07) (10/10/10) (13/10/13)
Luke 18:1-8 (21/10/07) (17/10/10) (20/10/13)
Luke 18:9-14 (24/10/10)
Luke 19:1-10 (4/11/07) (29/3/09) (24/10/10)
Luke 19:28-40 (24/3/13)
Luke 20:27-38 (11/11/07) (7/11/10)
Luke 21:5-19 (18/11/07) (14/11/10)  (17/11/13)
Luke 19:28-40 (28/3/10)
Luke 21:25-36 (29/11/09) (2/12/12)
Luke 23:33-43 (25/11/07) (21/11/10)
Luke 24:1-12 (4/4/10)  (31/3/13)
Luke 24:13-35 (6/4/08) (8/5/11) (23/4/17)
Luke 24:25-27 (10/9/17)
Luke 24:28-44 (27/3/16) 
John 1:1-14 (15/2/09) (12/2/12) (24/12/13)
John 1:6-8, 19-28 (11/12/11)
John 1:29-42 (20/1/08) (19/1/14)
John 1:43-51 (18/1/09)
John 2:1-11 (25/1/09)  (17/1/10) (22/1/12) (20/1/13)
John 2:13-22 (11/3/12)
John 3:1-17 (17/2/08) (20/3/11) (3/6/12) (16/3/14) 
John 4:5-42 (24/2/08)  (23/3/14)
John 6:1-21 (29/7/12)
John 6:24-35 (5/8/12)
John 6:35,41-51 (12/8/12)
John 6:51-58 (19/8/12)
John 7:14-36 (18/9/16)
John 10:1-10 (13/4/08)  (11/5/14)
John 10:1-13 (17/6/12)
John 10:11-18 (29/4/12)  (21/4/13)
John 10:22-30 (25/4/10)
John 11:1-45 (9/3/08)  (1/11/09) (10/4/11)
John 11:32-44 (4/11/11)
John 12:1-8 (8/3/09)   (21/3/10) (17/3/13)
John 12:20-33 (25/3/12)
John 13:1-7 (24/6/12)
John 13:31-35 (2/5/10)  (28/4/13)
John 14:1-14 (20/4/08) (22/5/11) (18/5/14)
John 14:15-21 (27/4/08)  (25/5/14)
John 14:23-29 (9/5/10)  (5/5/13)
John 15:1-8 (10/5/09) (6/5/12)
John 15:9-17 (6/7/08)  (17/05/09)
John 16:12-15 (30/5/10) (26/5/13)
John 17:1-11 (4/5/08)  (1/6/14)
John 17:6-19 (24/5/09)
John 17:20-26 (16/5/10) (12/5/13)
John 19:25-27 (2/3/08) (18/3/12)
John 20:1-18 (23/3/08) (24/4/11) (8/4/12) (20/4/14)
John 20:19-31  (1/5/11) (15/4/12) (7/4/13) (27/4/14) (8/4/18)
John 21:1-19 (18/4/10)  (14/4/13)
Acts 1:6-14 (5/6/11)
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 (20/5/12)
Acts 2:1-21 (11/5/08) (23/5/10) (12/6/11) (27/5/12)
 (19/5/13) (8/6/14)
Acts 2:14a,36-41 (4/5/14)
Acts 2:40-47 (15/7/12)
Acts 2:42-47 (1/6/08) (15/5/11)
Acts 3:12-19 (26/4/09) (22/4/12)
Acts 4:5-12 (3/5/09)
Acts 6:1-15 (9/7/17)
Acts 8:26-40 (10/5/09)
Acts 9:1-6 (18/4/10)
Acts 9:32-43 (14/5/17)
Acts 10:34-43 (4/4/10)
Acts 10:44-48 (13/5/12)
Acts 11:19-30 (28/5/17)
Acts 17:22-31 (29/5/11)
Romans 5:1-5 (22/5/16)
Romans 5:1-11 (27/3/11)
Romans 6:12-23 (26/6/11)
Romans 7:15-25a (3/7/11)
Romans 8:1-11 (10/7/11)
Romans 8:12-25 (20/7/08) (7/6/09) (17/7/11) (22/6/14)
Romans 8:26-39 24/7/11)
Romans 9:1-5 (31/7/11)
Romans 13:8-14 (7/9/08) (4/9/11)
Rom 14:1-12 (11/9/11)
1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (26/1/14)
1 Corinthians 9:16-23 ((5/2/12)
1 Corinthians 12:7-18 (13/7/08)
1 Corinthians 15:50-58 (22/7/12)
2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2 (14/2/10)
2 Corinthians 4:3-6 (19/2/12)
2 Corinthians 5:1 (3/7/17)
2 Corinthians 5:11 – 6:3 (26/11/17)
2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (13/3/11)
Galatians 2:15-21 (16/6/13)
Galatians 3:1-14 (28/1/18)
Galatians 3:23-29 (23/6/13)
Galatians 5:1-15 (25/2/18)
Galatians 5:1,13-25 (30/6/13)
Galatians 5:16-25 (4/3/18)
Galatians 6:7-16 (7/7/13)
Ephesians 1:3-14 (12/7/09)
Ephesians 2:11-22 (19/7/09)
Ephesians 3:1-12 (8/1/12)
Ephesians 3:14-21 (26/7/09)
Ephesians 4:1-16 (2/8/09)
Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 (9/8/09)
Ephesians 5:15-20 (16/8/09)
Ephesians 6:10-20 (23/8/09)
Philippians 1:3-11 (16/12/12)
Philippians 1:21-30 (21/9/08)
Philippians 2:1-13 (28/9/08)
Philippians 3:4b-14 (21/3/10)
Philippians 3:7-14 (15/6/08)
Philippians 4:1-9 (12/10/08)
Colossians 1:11-20 (25/11/07) (21/11/10) (24/11/13)
Colossians 3:1-11 (4/8/13)
Colossians 4:2-6 (8/6/08)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (19/10/08)
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (26/10/08)
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 (2/11/08)
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 (29/11/09)
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (9/11/08
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (16/11/08) (13/11/11)
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24(15/12/13)
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17 (10/11/13)
1 Timothy 1:12-17 (12/9/10)
2 Timothy 3:10-4:5 (16/10/16)
Hebrews 4:12-16 (14/10/12)
Hebrews 5:1-10 (21/10/12)
Hebrews 7:23-28 (28/10/12)
Hebrews 9:24-28 (8/11/09)
Hebrews 10:11-25 (15/11/09)
Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 (8/8/10)
Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2(15/8/10)
Hebrews 12:18-29 (22/8/10)
Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16 (29/8/10)
James 1:17-27 (30/8/09
James 2:1-17 (6/9/09)
James 3:1-12 (13/9/09)
James 3:13 – 4:3 (5/11/17)
James 3:13 – 4:8 (20/9/09)
James 5:7-10 (15/12/13)
James 5:13-20 (27/9/09)
Revelation 1:4b-8 (22/11/09)
Revelation 4 (3/2/13)
Revelation 5:1-10 (15/1/12)
Revelation 19:6-10 (22/1/12)