Category Archives: Eyton

A Last Prayer

I wonder if you’ve got a summer holiday booked. There’s a lot to get ready for a holiday isn’t there. There’s the planning when and where you’re going to go. Then sorting out passports and insurance if you need them. Closer to the time you’ve got to pack, decide what’s going with you and what’s […]

Love

I’m going to begin this morning by reading a few verses from different books in the Bible, and I wonder if anyone can work out what they have in common? Matthew: “As soon as Jesus was baptised, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit […]

Where is the focus?

It’s all a matter of focus. I’m sure you’ve all seen those pictures which show different things, depending on how you look at them. Is it a candle stick, or two faces? How old is the woman in the picture? Is it a rabbit or a duck? What you see depends on many things – […]

Advent hope

I wonder what you are looking forward to. Christmas? A holiday? Seeing friends or family? A medical procedure that you hope will make life easier? Maybe there isn’t anything. You are finding life hard, and seeing hope or joy in the future is just beyond you. Perhaps when you look forward all you see is […]

Who do you say I am?

“Who do you think you are?” This used to be an aggressive question designed to take someone who was taking liberties down a peg or two. Nowadays it’s more commonly associated with the television programme of the same name, in which celebrities investigate their family trees to uncover interesting links between their lives and the […]

King

This morning’s reading from Paul’s letter to Timothy is a bit of a gift to a preacher, with all the things that are going on in our world at the moment, so you won’t be surprised to hear that we are going to be focussing on that this morning. For those of you perplexed at […]

Mountaintops

I was talking to my family this week about the preparation I was doing for this sermon. I explained that I had read some commentaries and written some notes, but that I was struggling a bit. What’s the Bible passage, and what’s it about. Well, I said. It’s towards the end of Hebrews, it draws […]

Legacy

Does anyone know what this is? Yes, it’s a pie slice – but is more than that. This is a legacy, and inheritance. When my gran died, my mum inherited some of Gran’s things and she asked me and my sister if there were any mementoes that we would like. I had a look through […]

One family, in Christ

I wonder how your family or friends can tell that you are upset. Do you go quiet? Do you shout? The Christians in Galatia, who received this letter from Paul would have been in no doubt that Paul was upset. It is, in short, quite a grumpy letter. Paul is beside himself at the way […]

Easter Redux

So, in the last week a couple of months have passed. Did you notice? Let me explain. Last Sunday we were with Jesus’ friends on that first Easter Sunday morning, as they discovered that the tomb was empty. Some of them had seen Jesus, but not many, and they were just starting to get their […]