Tag Archives: freedom

Father

Though sceptical of his teenage son’s newfound determination to build muscles, one father followed his teenager to the store’s weight–lifting department, where they admired a set of weights. “Please, Dad,” pleaded the teen, “I promise I’ll use ’em every day.” “I don’t know, son. It’s really a commitment on your part,” the father said. “Please, […]

Freedom

Twenty three years ago a man walked out of prison, having been locked up for twenty seven years. One of the consequences of that imprisonment was irreversible damage done to the tissue in his lungs by TB and the fine dust created by the rocks that he was set to break. That damage has been […]

Closer to the fire

When I was a lad I was in the Scouts. As far as I was concerned one of the main attractions of being in Scouts was that it gave me a good excuse for messing around with fires. On a couple of occasions, however, things didn’t go entirely to plan. Like the time I was […]

It’s the Law

What is happening to this ball? What happens when I let go of it ? Why does that happen? Does it make any difference who drops it? Will it always fall? Dropping this ball illustrates the law of Gravity. This morning I’d like us to think about some different kinds of law that crop up […]

Bending the Knee

I was at the Potteries Museum on Saturday with the rest of the family. Tabitha has been learning about the Tudors in histroy at school, and they had a Tudor day at the museum, so we all headed along to see what was going on. Well, there were a dozen or so people in Tudor […]

Slavery and Freedom

This sermon was put together with the help of “Keystone”, the youth group at St Peter’s Church, Littleover. I really enjoyed spending some time with them over a couple of weeks, thinking about what it is to be Christlike, and particularly about this teaching from Jesus. This passage is about freedom and slavery, truth and […]