nigel silvester sermon

The faith challenge

Picking up on recent media sound bites, faith seems to getting a much more negative vibe – “We’ve lost faith in the justice system”; “The country has no faith in politicians”.

Closer to home, in relation to Bury FC, “the fans have lost faith in the current owner”. Interestingly though the latest chairman statement calls us fans to hang on in there and have faith!

Our Christian faith is becoming more and more marginalised. Having faith – Christian or otherwise – is becoming a challenge – but wasn’t it ever so?!

sermons by ian banks

The art of hospitality

Can I ask an indelicate question? Who here is in their 80’s? Or 90’s? Anyone older?

Today we have that wonderful picture of the 3 visitors who come to bring startling news to Abraham and Sarah. Well, more to Sarah actually. The news is that within a year, the 89 year old Sarah will become pregnant and have that long-awaited, long-promised child.

I’ll just let that sink-in a moment…