Religious leaders discuss the word of God in this weekly feature. Published on Fridays, Church Talk discusses themes from the Bible as well as looking at current events in a Christian context.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins...E tamaiti tana e anau, e ko Iesu te ingoa taau e tapa nona: e akaora oki aia i tona au tangata i ta ratou ara” – Mathew/Mataio 1:21
Each year thousands of people the world over go on pilgrimage to places considered by many to be sacred because of the spiritual significance which these places represent for them.
In Matthew 22:35-40 it says: “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law?