sermons by ian banks

You gotta have faith(fulness)

My Mum’s family were very keen on taking and keeping photos. Her Dad wasn’t the greatest photographer though and most of them have the top of the heads chopped off, or half a person to one side, or a finger part-way over the lens. However, these photos were precious and kept in a box rather than thrown away.

And I have a family album kept by my mum’s great-grandparents. They are studio photos, some of which must have been taken not long after photography became commercially available in the mid to late 19th Century…

sermon keith trivasse

Hebrews to Dominic

Faith, says Hebrews, ‘gives substance to our hopes and makes us certain of realities we do not see’.

We have not seen Jesus, unless we have had a vision. We have not seen Jesus but at some level, in some way we believe in him and trust in him and see him as our friend and saviour.

And we cannot see God the Father, yet we can envisage God as our Creator and the one who breathes life into us.

We cannot see the Spirit. All we can do is to believe in the power of the Spirit, have faith in that power, and live.