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Tag: Elizabeth Binns

Reversal of fortune

Reversal of fortune

This is what Jesus often describes; so much so that the good news can be seen as an ongoing story of the reversal of fortune for many.

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The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

No stars or shepherds, no angels, no baby in a manger; but it is the Christmas Story, and it brings enough blessings to last a lifetime.

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Welcome

Welcome

If our welcome is to work, if it’s to change things for people and yes, bring them back again, it has to be accepting and affirming of all.

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Whistle down the Wind

Whistle down the Wind

One of my favourite films is Whistle Down the Wind. A group of children led by Kathy find a man in a barn and believe that he is Jesus.

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Take heart

Take heart

Take heart. Remember that Jesus never asks his disciples to leave, no matter how they stumbled. He never gives up on us – neither should we.

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A soft heart

A soft heart

You always know there is going to be trouble when you hear or read the words “Some Pharisees”. Because some…

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We all have an agenda

We all have an agenda

The disciples also had their agenda.  It was pretty much a one item affair, but it was important to them, who was the greatest?

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A real life

A real life

Are we living a REAL life? The abundant life Jesus not only made possible for us but desperately wants us to have? Are we? Are you? Am I? 

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Do not be afraid?

Do not be afraid?

Do not be afraid may be the most common phrase in the scriptures, but we know that we have been afraid; and we will be again.

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The Kingdom of God is…

The Kingdom of God is…

The kingdom of God is like a gardener. But this gardener doesn’t exactly seem to be pushing himself. He throws some seed and goes back to bed

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Real danger

Real danger

Most of us rarely face real danger. There is stress, perhaps, but actual danger, not so much. However, sometimes life changes.

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He has been raised

He has been raised

Mark the brief. Mark the sometimes hasty; Mark who gets to the point and gets there quickly. And the point is: HE HAS BEEN RAISED!

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I come to you

I come to you

In Matthew, John says to Jesus: “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus’ answer, spoken or not, is “I come to you”.

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