St John & St Mark Church Bury
Happy New Year!
Sometimes that’s all we are asked or called to do. To simply say to someone: ‘come and see’. I wonder how often we do it though.
He takes time to talk about being ‘beloved’ – but there’s no loitering in fields with shepherds or journeying in search of a wandering star.
Where are you from? What are the places, the people, the experiences that formed your path? How does it help you understand who you are?
Any fans of Strictly will be familiar with people going on a journey. Or trying not to say that they’re on a journey, but it slips out anyway.
Blessed are all during this time who have pure hearts; all who still hunger and thirst for justice; all who work for peace and who model mercy. May you know comfort.
Jesus was ‘doing’ God. And we are called, challenged, purposed to do the same. We should be ‘doing’ God too. If Jesus wombled, then God wombles – and we should be wombling too.
“Is the Lord among us or not?” We know that the answer should be yes but sometimes it just doesn’t feel like it.
Today we get that awkward bit in Jonah. A prophet wasn’t supposed to be upset when a warning is heeded. King’s aren’t supposed to take notice.
If two of us agree on something it has heavenly consequences. It’s meant to put us on notice. A community marked by love and restoration.
Perhaps there is a burning bush out there, waiting just for you? Let’s find out more from a God eager to talk about new directions.
We thought ‘Jesus’ top 10 tips for dining out’ would be a way to think differently about Jesus and about ourselves. And we’ll sing some good songs too!
There were 12 disciples – but only one felt inclined to get out of the boat and take a short walk. Perhaps you are that one person in 12?
What if you received an e-mail from ‘God’? Would you open it? Would it make a diﬀerence if ‘God’ was oﬀering you a free gift but you had to press on a link?
It was 8pm and it was a Thursday. Jesus was stood outside the front door at the time, applauding the key workers…
“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 out how to reunite Father and Son.
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