Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

One Spirit

I wonder if anybody knows how many days there are to Christmas? It’s 168 days. We are now closer to next Christmas than we are to last Christmas. Has anybody already started their Christmas shopping? None of those really organised types who get stuff in the Boxing Day and New Year Sales for the following […]

Bones and Breath

Last week, Susie started us thinking about our gift-giving God, and that great gift that has been given to us, Jesus. I particularly liked the image of trying to hug someone who isn’t a hugger, and it all gets a bit awkward, and how sometimes that describes how we react to God’s gifts to us. […]

Are you thirsty?

What is it about kids and water? That day when they come home from nursery and tell you that they’d done something really special that day. They’d had the water guns out. But there was one rule. No squirting people. They’d cleaned the garden furniture, sprayed the walls of the shed and watered the plants, […]

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 […]

Inspiring Hope. Warning of Danger.

I wonder if you can guess when these were said? • “Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further developments.” • “The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon.” • “Before man reaches the moon, your mail […]

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 […]

A Chapter Break

Does anyone know who the UK’s best selling author of the 1990’s was? It is, of course, Terry Pratchett. He also happens to be one of my favourite authors, especially his Discworld series. There is, however a slight problem, with the books in this series. There are no chapter breaks. The writing just goes on […]

Communication

God does great stuff for everybody and we are all to tell people about it. That is this today’s talk in a nutshell, and if you remember nothing else from today, that is the headline to remember. God does great stuff for everybody and we are all to tell people about it. I wonder if […]

What are you waiting for?

I wonder what you do when you’re waiting for something. I was listening to a radio programme on boredom yesterday and they were talking about people do when they’re bored to fill the time and they mentioned a teacher who used to get so bored in meetings that they would count the window panes in […]

Your will be done

The reading we have just heard is is primarily an account of a very personal encounter between Mary and God. However it draws on the story of the community and became formative for the community. So, as we explore this event this morning I invite you to keep two questions in the front of your […]