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My yoke is easy – really?

Sunday, July 5, 2020
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and…
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Jesus applauding key workers

Sunday, June 28, 2020
I can tell you exactly when Jesus was finishing off these instructions to the disciples. It was 8pm and it was a Thursday. Jesus was stood outside the front door…
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Good to talk

Sunday, June 28, 2020
We heard two portions of scripture from the Acts of the Apostles - Acts 10: 34-43 and Acts 11: 19-26. In the first, Peter is speaking to Cornelius and his…
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Prepared to be Different

Sunday, June 21, 2020
In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear some no-nonsense talking from Jesus as he continues to prepare his disciples for the realities which face them as they take his teaching of…
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How do we get Him back again?

Sunday, May 24, 2020
“So, we got Jesus in there. How do we get him back out again?” It must have been a dilemma for God and his angelic extraction team as they figured…
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How vast beyond all measure

Sunday, May 17, 2020
As I read and re-read today’s verses from John’s gospel, I found a song growing in my mind. A song which grew louder and stronger. Stuart Townend’s ‘How deep the…
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I thank thee God

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Last week  we heard that Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly - and that the invitation to follow Jesus is everywhere. In this week’s gospel…
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The Song of our Syrian Guest

Sunday, May 3, 2020
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me…
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On our road to Emmaus

Sunday, April 26, 2020
I love this story of the road to Emmaus. I have for a long time. But it’s for a different reason now. Scholars don’t seem to know where Emmaus actually…
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Our Tom

Sunday, April 19, 2020
I’ve a feeling that we would like Thomas! Today he’d probably be a Church Warden and we’d call him Tom. Only his mother ever called him Thomas. He’s a no-nonsense…
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Called by Name

Sunday, April 12, 2020
John told stories. Stories about people just like you and me. In the closing chapters of his Gospel, we learn about the risen Christ through three people. Mary Magdalene, Thomas…
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Orchestration and Spontaneity

Sunday, April 5, 2020
A story of liberation It would have been very busy that day. Jerusalem packed with pilgrims coming into the city from all over to celebrate the Passover. Inspired by the…
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