Tag Archives: Jesus

That you might believe

“These are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.” This is why John wrote what we now call John’s gospel. The word, “gospel” means, “good news”, and the good news that John saw in […]

Rock

Since Easter we’ve been exploring different aspects of God’s character in our morning services. We’ve thought about the God who is there, our holy God, the God of Angel Armies, God as shepherd, ascended one, advocate. God the trinity – three in one and one in three. God our peace, God who knows, God our […]

Hosts

I wonder what comes to mind for you if I say the word “hosts”. Perhaps you think of Ant and Dec, hosts of “Britain’s Got Talent.” or Gary Linekar and Des Lynam, hosts in different eras of “Match of the Day.” You might be thinking of a party or meal you’ve been to recently, and […]

Mine

These are my scissors. This is my book. This is my watch. These are my scissors. I bought these scissors to sit on my desk so that when I need to have a pair of scissors to hand, they are there and available and I don’t have to go hunting for a pair. If anybody […]

God is There

God is there. God is here. God is everywhere. God is present. This is one of the basic Christian assertions. It is a belief that God exists, but it is more than that. It is an understanding that God exists and is present in and to creation. We do not believe in a God who […]

Pierced

A sword will pierce your own soul too. It’s not exactly the kind of thing that you’re likely to find in a lovely Hallmark Mothering Sunday card is it? It’s the not what you’d expect to hear at a Christening party either. A sword will pierce your own soul too. It had all been going […]

Hold on. Let go.

I wonder if you’ve ever had that deeply frustrating experience of calling after someone who just keeps walking away from you as you call. Or a pet. Have you ever had a cat that just ignored you, or even worse, seemed to take you calling as a sign to disappear even further into the bushes? […]

How much?

Little Nutbrown Hare, who was going to bed, held on tight to Big Nightbrown Hare’s very long ears. He wanted to be sure that Big Nutbrown Hare was listening. Guess how much I love you” he said… … Big Nutbrown Hare settled Little Nutbrown Hare into his bed of leaves. He leaned over and kissed […]

Sovereign

I wonder if you like doing puzzles. In our family the Radio Times Christmas crossword is an annual tradition. There’s a bit of competition to see which household can complete it first. Last Christmas Liz and I were very pleased that we’d completed it before my mum and dad came to lunch on Christmas Day, […]

Ups and Downs

One of the most well known songs from the musical “Joseph and the amazing technicolour dream coat” is “Any dream will do.” Don’t worry, I’m not about to burst into song. It is usually sung at the beginning and end of the performance, as a frame for the story. Poignantly it sketches Joseph’s fall from […]