Tag Archives: Jesus

Candlemas – 29 January 2017

Malachi 3.1-4, Luke 2:22-40 Wisdom seeks consolation but is open to controversy   O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can And wisdom to know the difference.  Amen … Continue reading

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Ministry on the Margins

As Ian departs, he challenges us as a congregation to consider where our commitments lie.
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Christian Worship and the Presence of Christ

At this point you are probably thinking to yourselves, ‘That’s not Richard Giles in the pulpit,’ and you wouldn’t be wrong. When we postponed yesterday’s Creating Uncommon Worship workshop, Richard requested that his preaching engagement be delayed as well. So, … Continue reading

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Five Parables of the Kingdom

If you were to ask almost anyone familiar with the Christian story what was at the heart of Jesus’ message, he or she would be likely to reply ‘the kingdom of God’ or, as Matthew describes it, ‘the kingdom of … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds of Life

Have you ever recommended one of your favourite films or books or pieces of music to someone, waxing lyrical about its many outstanding qualities, only to discover later that your jewel in the crown had spectacularly failed to live up … Continue reading

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Jesus’ eucharistic heritage

We arrive at our third and final sermon on the Eucharist and on what it means for us to be a eucharistic community, inspired by Jesus’ kingdom vision, seeking to embody his risen life. So far we’ve discovered how food, … Continue reading

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Jesus’ eucharistic ministry

This is the second of three sermons on the Eucharist and on what it means for us to be a eucharistic community, inspired by Jesus’ kingdom vision, seeking to embody his risen life. In the first one, we discovered how … Continue reading

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Time of Trial

Good Friday addresses Opening sentences Jesus said, ‘You are those who have stood by me in my trials.’ Luke 22.28He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he … Continue reading

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‘An invitation to be’

THERE IS ONE VOCATION we all inherit.  We do not choose it; it chooses us. That vocation is living.  Paradoxically, whilst most of us possess the power to end our lives, we have no control over whether we exist or, … Continue reading

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Living Baptism

If someone was to ask us when and where we were born, I suspect that most of us would be able to supply the answers.  In many cases, we would also be able to provide a birth certificate including additional … Continue reading

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