Tag Archives: sin

Free Indeed

“It was badly done, indeed! You, whom she had known from an infant, whom she had seen grow up from a period when her notice was an honour, to have you now, in thoughtless spirits, and the pride of the moment, laugh at her, humble her–and before her niece, too–and before others, many of whom […]

A Matter of Life and Death

It’s a matter of life and death. Whether or not a cancer is detected quickly enough. Whether or not an ambulance arrives quickly enough after a heart attack. Whether or not a family has a mosquito net and knows how to use it. Whether a child has had their Polio vaccine. Whether or not a […]

Jonah and the Ninevites – Sorrow for Sin

Welcome to the third week of our series exploring the book of Jonah, focussing especially on what it might have to say to us about conversion. Firstly a reminder of why we’re having this series. Our vision is for there to be a new congregation in Priorslee. This will mostly be made up of local […]

Jonah and the Fish – Getting Rid of the Rubbish

This is the second in a series exploring the book of Jonah, focussing especially on what it might have to say to us about conversion. Firstly a reminder of why we’re having this series. Our vision is for there to be a new congregation in Priorslee. This will mostly be made up of local people […]

Taking Sin Seriously

Did anybody see Casualty last night? I was struck with one of the story lines in particular. A middle aged white man and a young black man have a chance encounter in a pub. There is obviously some history between them. By a series of slightly contrived circumstances they both end up in the Emergency […]

Turning and Pointing

There is a quotation ascribed to Churchill that goes, ” If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack.” This is mirrored in a common […]

What is sin like?

This morning I would like us to think about the passage we heard read from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. Because of their situation, the people who were part of this church understood one thing very clearly, but needed something else explained to them. They understood slavery and they needed sin to be […]

Breaking the power of sin

I wonder why you are here today.  I am here because I believe that the overcoming of sin in peoples’ lives is one of the most encouraging and vigorous demonstrations of the power of the risen Christ, and I want to see more of it.  If we are to see more of this power, then […]

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 […]