Category Archives: Wellington

Jesus Interrupting

Does anybody here watch The Good Place on Netflix? If not, I suggest you do, it’s a really interesting exploration of what makes someone good or bad, and whether you can earn your way to paradise by racking up points by being good during your life on earth. It’s clever, witty and thought provoking. Anyway, […]

Welling Up

There is a place in Ethiopia called the Benishangul-Gumuz Region. I wonder if anyone here knows what is significant about the Benishangul-Gumuz region? I’ll give you a clue, the Blue Nile flows through this region. Since 2011 there has been a dam under construction in this area that will, when it is complete be part […]

Time to get moving

Here at All Saints we believe that we are called to be closer to Christ and sent to be closer to others. During Lent we’re going to be exploring some of what it means to be sent to be closer to others. I know that many of you are doing this in your small groups, […]

Presence, identity, blessing, limping

So Jacob is on his way home again. After years in exile, during which he has worked for his uncle Laban, been tricked into marrying Leah, and then having to work on to marry Rachael. Then having got caught up in disputes over his wages. In it all God has kept the promise to be […]

Heaven’s Gate

Last week when we left Jacob, he had just pulled off a bit of a coup. In concert with his mother Rebekah, he had deceived his Father, Isaac, into blessing him rather than his older brother, Esau. Between that episode and today’s reading, things have not gone well. Shortly after Jacob’s exit from his father’s […]

Handling Conflict

This morning we are continuing our sermon series focussed on living in community. This week we are thinking about conflict in the church, about how we can handle it well, so that it doesn’t become destructive or fracture our life together. The reality is that when people live together, work together, get closer together, there […]

Vision 2018

This morning we are thinking about vision, how we see the future for All Saints, what God is calling us to be and to do. We’ve got a lot to cover, so I’m going to dive straight in, and we’re going to start with Scripture, and particularly Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus. What […]

Judge Jesus

Sev-en. Four. It’s a Ten from Len. You’re fired. It’s a Yes from me. This week’s star baker is… The catch phrases of judgement fill our media and our culture. Whether it’s judges on talent shows or pundits on Match of the Day dissecting the performance of the players and what the manager should have […]

Remember 2017

Today is a day for remembering in a season of remembering. A few weeks ago, here in church, we had a service for people to remember loved ones who have died. Around this time of year many people will sponsor a light on the Telford Tree of Light, in memory of friends and family members. […]

Father

There are a lot of ups and downs to being a Dad, and also quite a few ups and downs to having a Dad. This morning we’re beginning a series of sermons exploring the character and personality of the first person of the Trinity. Today we’ll be thinking about what God is like as Father […]