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A healing interrupted

A healing interrupted

So, next time that you’re interrupted… just pause a second… before you decide what to do next. Pause before you decide how to respond.

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Other boats were with him

Other boats were with him

We need a nudge to remember that there are other people in other boats out there when we’re in a storm – and Jesus calms it for them too.

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Do not be afraid?

Do not be afraid?

Do not be afraid may be the most common phrase in the scriptures, but we know that we have been afraid; and we will be again.

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The Kingdom of God is…

The Kingdom of God is…

The kingdom of God is like a gardener. But this gardener doesn’t exactly seem to be pushing himself. He throws some seed and goes back to bed

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Real danger

Real danger

Most of us rarely face real danger. There is stress, perhaps, but actual danger, not so much. However, sometimes life changes.

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Coming to faith

Coming to faith

Coming to faith happens in different ways. For some it’s a gentle, gradual process which may happen over many years. For others, it’s sudden.

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Love, the towel and the bowl

Love, the towel and the bowl

How different would things have been if the church had taken the towel and the bowl from the foot washing as its sign rather than the cross?

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A vine, branches and a chariot

A vine, branches and a chariot

This week it’s a vine, branches – and an Ethiopian in a chariot. We’re still in Easter Season and still getting a sense of who this Jesus is.

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God showed up

God showed up

In the Wilderness, God showed up – and if he didn’t, the people perished. But people soon forget. They did then – and we do now.

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The Shepherd’s Voice

The Shepherd’s Voice

There’s a theme today of listening for the shepherd’s voice… the nearest most of us get are woolly jumpers, shepherd’s pie and Countryfile.

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Why do we believe?

Why do we believe?

Seeing is believing. Or is it? Do we believe everything we read in the newspapers or see on television or on film. Not always and rightly so.

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Blessed assurance

Blessed assurance

Thomas’ insistence on testing the truth made it possible for us to believe in the resurrection, to give us assurance, to accept Jesus’ words.

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He has been raised

He has been raised

Mark the brief. Mark the sometimes hasty; Mark who gets to the point and gets there quickly. And the point is: HE HAS BEEN RAISED!

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Washing of feet

Washing of feet

Is your least favourite time of the church year Maundy Thursday? And for no other reason than because it’s the ‘Washing of Feet Day’?

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Come, thou long un-expected Jesus

Come, thou long un-expected Jesus

Did you notice something un-expected in our Gospel reading today from Mark? Frankly, Jesus acts like he’s a day-tripping tourist.

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