Tag Archives: Jesus

Jesus Interrupting

Does anybody here watch The Good Place on Netflix? If not, I suggest you do, it’s a really interesting exploration of what makes someone good or bad, and whether you can earn your way to paradise by racking up points by being good during your life on earth. It’s clever, witty and thought provoking. Anyway, […]

Welling Up

There is a place in Ethiopia called the Benishangul-Gumuz Region. I wonder if anyone here knows what is significant about the Benishangul-Gumuz region? I’ll give you a clue, the Blue Nile flows through this region. Since 2011 there has been a dam under construction in this area that will, when it is complete be part […]

Time to get moving

Here at All Saints we believe that we are called to be closer to Christ and sent to be closer to others. During Lent we’re going to be exploring some of what it means to be sent to be closer to others. I know that many of you are doing this in your small groups, […]

Heaven’s Gate

Last week when we left Jacob, he had just pulled off a bit of a coup. In concert with his mother Rebekah, he had deceived his Father, Isaac, into blessing him rather than his older brother, Esau. Between that episode and today’s reading, things have not gone well. Shortly after Jacob’s exit from his father’s […]

Judge Jesus

Sev-en. Four. It’s a Ten from Len. You’re fired. It’s a Yes from me. This week’s star baker is… The catch phrases of judgement fill our media and our culture. Whether it’s judges on talent shows or pundits on Match of the Day dissecting the performance of the players and what the manager should have […]

The Freedom of Truth

One of the things I love about Jesus is the way in which he used a variety of different ways of teaching people. There are the stories and parables he told, which catch your imagination and make you chew away to get at the marrow, so that the working it out becomes part of the […]

Abandoned

Abandoned. It’s a funny word, isn’t it. It’s one of those words with a range of meanings, all with the same root, but some meanings are very negative and some are really positive. To be abandoned is one of the worst and most lonely experiences that a person can go through. To abandon yourself to […]

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 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 […]

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 […]