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A beer on a Friday night

A beer on a Friday night

Noah got out of the ark, gave thanks to God, had a barbecue, where he burnt everything and then he got drunk. Maybe it was on a Friday night?

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The bathed and the bewildered

The bathed and the bewildered

Jesus was bathed in light and there were two Old Testament figures: Moses and Elijah. The disciples were bewildered. How to respond?

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Wedding at Cana

Wedding at Cana

Any shortcomings would be remembered. So, difficulties with the wine supply at this particular wedding at Cana needed to be sorted.

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Come and see

Come and see

Sometimes that’s all we are asked or called to do. To simply say to someone: ‘come and see’. I wonder how often we do it though.

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I come to you

I come to you

In Matthew, John says to Jesus: “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus’ answer, spoken or not, is “I come to you”.

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My Beloved

My Beloved

He takes time to talk about being ‘beloved’ – but there’s no loitering in fields with shepherds or journeying in search of a wandering star.

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Star of wonder

Star of wonder

Perhaps we can imagine a huge star of wonder hanging over us right now, there for all to see and to respond to, guiding others to find Jesus.

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The proclaimers

The proclaimers

John wanted to shout it out. He repeatedly uses the word ‘proclaim’, he wanted to get it out there, to tell everyone. And what was this news?

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Never be the same again

Never be the same again

The first step onto the moon was a watershed in history. Our perspective could never be the same. Our Gospel is another ‘before’ and ‘after’.

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Where are you from?

Where are you from?

Where are you from? What are the places, the people, the experiences that formed your path? How does it help you understand who you are?

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Going on a journey

Going on a journey

Any fans of Strictly will be familiar with people going on a journey. Or trying not to say that they’re on a journey, but it slips out anyway.

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Christ the King

Christ the King

Christ the King is not unapproachable – he is close to his people, he listens to his people and he gives himself for his people every day.

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Blessed are those

Blessed are those

Blessed are all during this time who have pure hearts; all who still hunger and thirst for justice; all who work for peace and who model mercy. May you know comfort.

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Luke, Psalms and the Wombles

Luke, Psalms and the Wombles

Jesus was ‘doing’ God. And we are called, challenged, purposed to do the same. We should be ‘doing’ God too. If Jesus wombled, then God wombles – and we should be wombling too.

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The Cornerstone

The Cornerstone

Jesus underlines his parable quoting Psalm 118. Setting himself as the cornerstone. Have we accepted him as that most important building block?

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