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Micha Jazz

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Micha Jazz is Director of Resources at Waverley Abbey, UK.

Buying a Field

Matthew 13:44–46 ‘When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.’ (v44) Who needs lots of words to make a point? In just two sentences...

Like Christ?

Philippians 1:21–24 ‘For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.’ (v21) Imitating your heroes is a standard game for most children. Maybe you can recall pretending to be a TV star or sporting hero in your...

Who is God Blessing?

Philippians 1:15–17 ‘The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.’ (v17) As my good friend used to say with a glint in his eye:...

Reframing

Philippians 1:12–14 ‘Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.’ (v12) Psychologists talk of the importance of reframing. This has various guises but includes the taking...

Godly Living

Philippians 1:9–11 ‘And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight…’ (v9) When did you last pray that someone might be godly? Prayer requests typically concern work, health, relationships and...

Partners

Philippians 1:3–5 ‘I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.’ (vv4–5) The apostle Paul is thrilled that the good news of Jesus is making such an impact across the Roman...

Thinking Of You

Philippians 1:3–5 ‘I thank my God every time I remember you.’ (v3) The narrative of Acts 16:12–40 gives us the background to this epistle. The church in Philippi is planted in part because Paul is thrown into prison! The jailer...

Finally

Psalm 33 ‘He is faithful in all he does.’ (v4) Today we conclude our time with Joseph. Over the course of the story, we have had the privilege of seeing the whole story, and therefore seeing how God is able...

What Now?

Genesis 50:15–26 ‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good...’ (v20) One of the brothers’ first thoughts after Jacob had died was that Joseph would punish them for harming him as a teenager. They still carried the...

All-knowing God

Genesis 49:14–33 ‘Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.’ (v19) Jacob is able to accurately prophesy what will happen in the future of the descendants of each of His sons...