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’.

sermon ralph mallinson

Carrying hopes and dreams

We are the inheritors of the salvation Simeon proclaimed. We are carrying hopes and dreams of a time when God’s kingdom will fully come and God’s will be fully done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Maybe also we, like those two old people, need the gift of perseverance, to wait in faith and hope on God. Certainly like them we need to have great expectations that God will work out God’s purposes as year succeeds to year.

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