St John & St Mark Church Bury

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The cornerstone

Our Gospel reading today, about vineyards and cornerstones, tells of yet another encounter that Jesus had with some of the…

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Our Gospel reading today, about vineyards and cornerstones, tells of yet another encounter that Jesus had with some of the religious leaders of the day. This time it was chief…
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Jonah – it wasn’t supposed to be like this

Today we get that awkward bit in Jonah. The tail end, if you like, after the ‘whale’ has gone. A…

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Today we get that awkward bit in Jonah. The tail end, if you like, after the ‘whale’ has gone. A prophet wasn’t supposed to be upset when his warning is…
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The Restoration People

My wife and I love watching The Repair Shop on the BBC. People bring in treasured heirlooms in urgent need…

Sunday, September 6, 2020
My wife and I love watching The Repair Shop on the BBC. People bring in treasured heirlooms in urgent need of repair, to a group of experts skilled in their…
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Your free gift

Bible Text: Isaiah 55:1-3, Psalm 145:15-21, Matthew 14:13-21 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Trinity | Most of us have…

Sunday, August 2, 2020
Most of us have e-mails. Some may use them more than others. But what if you received an e-mail apparently from God? Would you open it - or would you…
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My yoke is easy – really?

Bible Text: Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 | Preacher: Cath Hilton | Series: Trinity | “Come to me, all you who are weary…

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

Bible Text: Matthew 10:40-42 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Trinity | I can tell you exactly when Jesus was…

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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Prepared to be Different

Bible Text: Matthew 10:24-39 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Trinity | In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear some…

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?

Bible Text: Acts 1:6-14 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Ascension | “So, we got Jesus in there. How do…

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

Bible Text: John 14:15-21 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Easter | As I read and re-read today’s verses from…

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

Bible Text: John 14:1-14 | Preacher: Cath Hilton | Series: Easter | Last week  we heard that Jesus came that…

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

Bible Text: Psalm 23:1-6 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He…

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

Bible Text: Luke 24:13-35 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | I love this story of the road to…

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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