Tag Archives: God

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, […]

It’s All About Love

Reading John’s letters always makes me smile, he just can’t stop talking about love. He’s completely obsessed by it. Don’t forget that the first time we met John he was in a fishing boat on the lake of Galilee, probably as quite a young man. Jesus calls him and off he goes, with his brother […]

Together at Christmas

Who knows what this is? It’s a toasting fork. On Friday my Dad and I went to the British Ironwork centre just outside Oswestry and spent a couple of hours in the forge there having a blacksmithing lesson. My Dad made a poker for the stove on his canal boat, and I made a toasting […]

Babel: Scattering, Unity, Pride

We are coming towards the end of our sermon series, taking us from the beginnings of creation to the call of Abram. Now, I have not been here for the rest of the series and, because of other services that have interrupted the series, it’s actually been a couple of weeks since any of us […]

Forgiveness: Letting off. Letting go. Letting in.

“Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” Is a well done phrase from a well known prayer. We will pray it ourselves in a little while. This theme comes up repeatedly in Jesus’ teaching to his followers, that the forgiveness we receive is dependent on the forgiveness that we give […]

Referee?

Who’d be a referee? There you are, in the middle of it all, players trying to fool you, see what they can get away with, persuade you. Everybody on the touch line second guessing your decisions, questioning your parenthood, suggesting you should go to Specsavers. If you have a perfect performance no one notices you, […]

That I may hear

Today’s reading is from the account of Jesus’ life written by John. In the first half of his book, John shares some of Jesus’ teaching and the miraculous signs that he did to show that he was the Son of God. In the second half of his book, John shares in detail the things that […]

Throne Room

This evening I would like to invite you to consider your place in the throne room of God. In today’s western democracy we don’t think much about thrones, or at least I don’t, but Hebrews was written in a world where throne rooms really were the seat of power. They were the places of council, […]

In Spirit and Truth

Today we’re thinking about worship, and in particular about worshipping God and what that means. In a minute we’re going to look in more detail at this conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well. Before we do that, though, I thought it might be useful to look at an example of worship that […]

What would Jesus say to the sick?

When Mark suggested that I might like to come and preach here at All Saints, I was very pleased to accept the invitation. When he told me that the subject was “What would Jesus say to the sick” I was even more pleased and also a little daunted. I was pleased because this is a […]