sermons by ian banks

Sit somewhere different

He walked down one of the narrow streets then hesitated a moment before entering the potter’s shed.

First, he was hit by the smell of wet clay. Then the sound of the wheel turning. He saw the bowl of water, the liquid clay on the hands.

As he sat beside the potter, slowly he noticed the effort involved in keeping the clay in place on the wheel and the subtlety of pressure by different parts of the hand.

He began to understand the testing of the potter’s creativity. The accuracy. The love.

bible readings and study

March 2020 Bible readings

Here are the March 2020 Bible readings which we’ll be using in church during the season of Lent. If you want to read up in advance – or if you can’t be with us and want to follow the same readings – then here you go!

This month includes eating the wrong food, getting away from it all, being asked to ‘go’ but no destination given, spit, skeletons and someone special in tears.

sermons by ian banks

In the beginning

Here are the opening verses of Genesis from The Message:

‘First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared’.

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