St John & St Mark Church Bury
To know, grow and show the love of God
“Have you believed because you have seen me?” Jesus says to our twin brother, Tom. With the eyes of his heart, Tom saw the God become man.
God sustained us in the past and will take us through the present and into the future too. But, but, he may do it in a completely new way.
Jesus first miracle was performed at the wedding at Cana. And, on the face of it, it’s an odd choice. So, what we are to learn from this?
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.
The Kingdom of God is around us and within us. It beckons us to live by its vision and values now, not some point in the future. Pius XI was right…
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.
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?
I wonder if we’d been listening to Jesus would we have recognised him as only Mary and Joseph’s boy or would we have seen something more?
I’m going to try and keep you awake. If I say: ‘bread from heaven’ you reply: ‘feed me now and evermore’. You get bonus point for singing.
How different would things have been if the church had taken the towel and the bowl from the foot washing as its sign rather than the cross?
There’s a theme today of listening for the shepherd’s voice… the nearest most of us get are woolly jumpers, shepherd’s pie and Countryfile.
Our May 2021 bible readings have a chariot, a vine, lots of abiding, fruit, tongues of fire, seraphs – and an only begotten Son…
Is your least favourite time of the church year Maundy Thursday? And for no other reason than because it’s the ‘Washing of Feet Day’?
Any shortcomings would be remembered. So, difficulties with the wine supply at this particular wedding at Cana needed to be sorted.
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?
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