Tag Archives: Christianity

Remembrance 2022

I wonder what you think when you see All Saints church building. Maybe you don’t think very much at all. But just consider it a moment. Imposing, square, stone, set well in its grounds, overlooking the town, as if it’s been here forever, and always will be. But, of course, it hasn’t been here forever. […]

All Saints Day

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Over the last couple of months we’ve been exploring discipleship together. We’ve asked ourselves the question, “how close am I to Jesus?” We’ve thought about […]

Sheep and Goats

Before we dive into the text that we are focussing on this evening, let’s take a step back and look at the context in which Jesus originally shared it. The first thing to note is that this is the end of one section of Matthew’s eye witness account of the good news of Jesus. If […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intimate with the Ultimate – Introduction

Last Sunday morning brought to a close a two year long pattern of sermons. In that time we have had five sermon series, interspersed with others at times, each focussed on one of our church values. Loving God, Loving Each Other, Loving Our Neighbours, Exploring, and Celebrating. Last week was the last of the services […]

Don’t Worry. Rejoice.

When I was last in a prison I was sorry to leave, but was also very glad that I didn’t have to stay. I’d been there as part of my work experience placement from college when I was training to be a vicar. I’d spent two weeks with the chaplains, getting a bit of a […]

Bleeding. Dying.

There is an American writer called A.J. Jacobs who a few years ago published a book called, ‘A Year of Living Biblically’ In this book he recounted his attempt to live for twelve months, keeping all of the Old Testament laws and regulations. He describes a time when he was having an argument with his […]

That I may hear

Today’s reading is from the account of Jesus’ life written by John. In the first half of his book, John shares some of Jesus’ teaching and the miraculous signs that he did to show that he was the Son of God. In the second half of his book, John shares in detail the things that […]

In Spirit and Truth

Today we’re thinking about worship, and in particular about worshipping God and what that means. In a minute we’re going to look in more detail at this conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well. Before we do that, though, I thought it might be useful to look at an example of worship that […]