St John & St Mark Church Bury
To know, grow and show the love of God
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’.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jesus underlines his parable quoting Psalm 118. Setting himself as the cornerstone. Have we accepted him as that most important building block?
“Is the Lord among us or not?” We know that the answer should be yes but sometimes it just doesn’t feel like it.
Today we get that awkward bit in Jonah. A prophet wasn’t supposed to be upset when a warning is heeded. King’s aren’t supposed to take notice.
For us there’s always forgiveness, no matter what we’ve done, how far we’ve strayed or how many times we have erred. God forgives every time.
If two of us agree on something it has heavenly consequences. It’s meant to put us on notice. A community marked by love and restoration.
Perhaps there is a burning bush out there, waiting just for you? Let’s find out more from a God eager to talk about new directions.
There were 12 disciples – but only one felt inclined to get out of the boat and take a short walk. Perhaps you are that one person in 12?
What if you received an e-mail from ‘God’? Would you open it? Would it make a diﬀerence if ‘God’ was oﬀering you a free gift but you had to press on a link?
The Bible is full of water stories. From Genesis when God moved over the water to Revelation and the river of the water of life. Water, water everywhere!
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