Bury FC Football Club

Bury FC – lessons for the church?

Bill Shankly famously said “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I can assure them it is much more serious than that”

Seeing the reactions of followers of Bury FC over recent days gives credence to that point of view.

It comes home to you that football supporters do have a great sense of community, of belonging, of common identity, of being in fellowship, in a family.

sermons by ian banks

Paul & Silas – the Soap

Our reading from Acts tells us that if you’re looking for a quiet life then the very last thing you want to do is to go to a prayer meeting.

Luke puts on the style with this story, showing his flair for the dramatic. It’s as if he was auditioning to be a writer for a TV soap and throws every possible plot-line in. He knows how to keep his audience entertained.

So, let’s take a peek at Luke’s screenplay…