Sent to heal

So far in this sermon series, focussed on the sending out of the seventy-two we’ve been thinking about the preparations for the journey, about how they were to go, where they were to go, what they might expect when they got there, and now today, finally, we get to think about the content of the […]


Trust. Adopt. Care.

Does anybody know what the name of Moses’ Mum was? Jochabed. I’d like to take a few minutes to pay tribute to Moses’ Mum. We know lots of stories about Moses, and the great things that he did. The way God chose him to lead the people of God out of captivity in Egypt and […]


Sent to those we work with

In the weeks leading up to our Easter celebrations we are exploring the way in which Jesus sends us out. This week we’re looking at the idea that we are sent to the people that we work with. Now I know that not everybody here this morning is currently in paid employment. However, that is […]


Rejoicing in Generosity

This evening it really is the end of Paul’s letter to the Christians in Philippi. He is ready to sign off, but before he does so, he has a final subject he wants to reinforce in the Philippians minds. He is going to talk about generosity. In some ways I really love talking about generosity, […]


Rejoicing in Reconciliation

Do you ever have those conversations with someone who always has “just another thing”? You’ve had a pleasant chat and thought you were about to part company and then they come up with “just another thing”? We are coming towards the end of our sermon series on Philippians and Paul is beginning to wind up […]


Quiet my Anxious Thoughts

As I was thinking about what I was going to share this morning, a came across a survey that was carried out in 2015. It was a piece of research looked at what people in the UK worry about, and it found some interesting things. It revealed that the average adult spends an average of […]


Humble to Honoured

At Ignite on Thursday evening, Malcolm brought a picture along of a pot that had been broken and repaired using a Japanese technique called Kintsugi. In this method the repair is done with a lacquer mixed with gold, in a way that highlights the repair and makes the pot even more beautiful. Now there are […]


Rejoice in prayer

This evening we are beginning our new sermon series exploring Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi but before we dive into the letter itself, it is worth taking a few minutes to understand the background and the context it is written into. A lot of this background is provided by the reading we had […]


Look Again

Today is Vision Sunday at All Saints – it says so on the notice sheet, so it must be. Now I have to be honest and tell you that when I planned this I did not realise that this Sunday was also the first Sunday of Epiphany, it is just one of those serendipities that […]


Vision

I wonder if anybody recognises this gentleman. It is Kevin McCloud. Are there are any other Grand Designs fans in church this morning? For those of you who don’t watch it, the basic idea is that each episode features the building of a Grand Design, a house that is extraordinary, either because of its architecture, […]