sermon keith trivasse

Hebrews to Dominic

Faith, says Hebrews, ‘gives substance to our hopes and makes us certain of realities we do not see’.

We have not seen Jesus, unless we have had a vision. We have not seen Jesus but at some level, in some way we believe in him and trust in him and see him as our friend and saviour.

And we cannot see God the Father, yet we can envisage God as our Creator and the one who breathes life into us.

We cannot see the Spirit. All we can do is to believe in the power of the Spirit, have faith in that power, and live.

A right shower

We were very grateful for the homemade scones with jam and hot drinks when we arrived back at Ralph’s.

Helen was very insistent we came in. However, we were rather wet and had no wish to cause any mess, so we were happy under the porch way.

I did get a snap, which Helen worried may have made her look inhospitable but that definitely was not the case and we managed to finish off several scones between us.

nigel silvester sermon

The faith challenge

Picking up on recent media sound bites, faith seems to getting a much more negative vibe – “We’ve lost faith in the justice system”; “The country has no faith in politicians”.

Closer to home, in relation to Bury FC, “the fans have lost faith in the current owner”. Interestingly though the latest chairman statement calls us fans to hang on in there and have faith!

Our Christian faith is becoming more and more marginalised. Having faith – Christian or otherwise – is becoming a challenge – but wasn’t it ever so?!

sermon margery spencer

Possessed by possessions?

My sister was once on a course for very important nurses. She was, at the time, the senior nursing officer for Cambridge and attended the course with matrons from all over the country – a fierce regiment of women.

During the night the fire alarms went off and gathered on the lawn of the house were these redoubtable ladies in dressing gowns and hair nets.

I asked my sister what she had taken out with her. Her reply – my glasses and my fags. Things important to her at that moment in time.

christians against poverty CAP debt

Christians Against Poverty

Christian debt support is now available in Bury thanks to Bury Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

The new service is offering free, face-to-face debt counselling to all, regardless of age, background, ethnicity or faith.

The CAP Debt Coaches visit people in their homes, negotiate with creditors on the client’s behalf and support people until they are debt free.

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