Tag Archives: evangelism

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 […]

Shining Light

So it’s the end of One Bright Week for another year. It really has been a week dedicated to letting the light of Jesus shine out across Telford, not hiding the lamp under a basket or under the bed, but putting it out in the community and letting it shine. Of course it all started […]

A life or death situation

I was listening to the radio on Tuesday morning and there was a doctor talking about a case that he had been studying. There was a three year old girl, out for a walk with her parents on a cold winter’s morning. She had slipped away from them for a couple of moments and when […]

Vulnerable Urgency

So, tonight’s theme is “Equipping for mission”. I’m here to share with you some of what we’re doing in Priorslee, and some of our understanding of mission that has informed what we’re doing, and has come our of our experience there. I’m also here to find out if God is calling any of you to […]

Sent to proclaim

I wonder why you’re here this morning. It’s a lovely day, the sun is shining. Most people in this country aren’t in church. They are doing other things. Maybe they’re having a lie in or are out with the family. Maybe playing sport or shopping. Perhaps mowing the lawn or washing their cars. That is […]

Jonah and the Sailors – Conversion in Action

Our vision in Priorslee is for there to be a new congregation in Priorslee. This will mostly be made up of local people who will have come to faith in Jesus and will have decided to follow him.  This vision will only come into reality if people become Christians, if they convert to Christianity. In […]

Greater Things

I wonder if you might take a journey with me in your imagination. Imagine that you are one of Jesus’ first followers. Maybe you’re Mary, always ready to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen. Maybe you’re Peter, a bit rough and ready, impulsive sometimes. Perhaps you’re more like Matthew, a civil servant, well educated and […]

What does it mean?

This time last year I was just getting ready to start running the Potters ‘Arf. This year’s participants are gathering now, as we meet, ready to set off at 10:30 on their 13 and a bit mile journey around the city. Just over an hour later the winner will finish, with the rest of the […]

Spreading the news

Who knows the carol, “In the bleak mid winter”? I really like its poetic language about Jesus’ light and warmth coming into a cold, dark, and bleak world. I’m also challenged by its last verse, to bring all that I am to Jesus, because that is all that he asks of me. But, I do […]

Their mission, our mission.

In May we had the opportunity to meet together and explore ways of “sharing good news”. A couple of weeks ago we had the Canals Festival. In this next week we are visiting homes in Etruria, surveying people’s thoughts about the community that they live in, about God, and about the church. Tomorrow night we […]