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Do you bear amazing messages?

Sunday, July 15, 2018
There’s a novel called ‘Night flight’. It was written in the 1930's and it's about aviation. But in it there’s this classic line: “In every crowd are certain persons who…
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The Greatest Event

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Can you put these six digits into some sort of order – not a strict mathematical sequence: 0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 6? The order I’m looking for is 1-2,…
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John the Baptist & Daphni

Sunday, June 24, 2018
For, indeed, the hand of the Lord is with him. Luke 1:66 When I was a young man, I took a train journey with some friends, through Europe to Athens.…
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Pharisees, righteousness and TSB

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Reputation can be all. At the moment the TSB Bank is going through a crisis in its reputation as computer glitches have disrupted business. No longer is the TSB seen…
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Here am I send me

Sunday, May 27, 2018
It’s Trinity Sunday, so this is normally when you get illustrations trying to explain the Trinity - like the Sun giving light, heat and radiation, 3 aspects but one Sun.…
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God: maker, lover and keeper

Sunday, May 27, 2018
At a Baptism the priest asks the candidate, through their parents and godparents, about what she or he believes and in whom she or he trusts. Clearly she cannot answer…
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Anything is possible but…

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Our Older Testament reading today plunges us straight into chapter 37 of Ezekiel. It's like starting to watch a TV series when it’s already two thirds of the way through.…
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What is going on?

Sunday, May 20, 2018
What is going on?  Put yourself into the place of someone on the first day of Pentecost:  a Jewish visitor, up for the festival, a Roman, a native of Jerusalem,…
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I love it!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
How much do you love: Chocolate The smell of fresh baked bread Having your feet done Singing Settling into your bed at the end of a busy day? What’s on…
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The power to change

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Imagine in your mind’s eye, if you will, the scene St. Luke describes today. As ever, he describes it in very lively and realistic way, almost as if he had…
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When the teaching ends

Sunday, March 18, 2018
What do you remember of your school days?  A particular teacher, a particular lesson, a particular classroom? Miss Foden - head teacher, mental arithmetic test every term. Miss Kane –…
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Time for a spring clean?

Sunday, March 4, 2018
I am not the most organised of people.  Planning a long term in advance is not one of my fortes and I tend to leap into things and think later. …
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