Monthly Archives: March 2014

Living the Mission of Jesus: we are agents of social transformation.

Today’s gospel passage Today is the third Sunday in Lent – also known as Refreshment Sunday as we are allowed to take a break from our Lenten fasts and to be refreshed by decent food and wine again. Tomorrow, however, … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Simon Peter’s Mother in Law – Simply Healed

Luke as well as Matthew,¬†records the healing of Simon Peter’s mother-in-law. She is suffering from a fever. This episode is recorded as a simple matter of facts: She has a fever, Jesus (the creator and life giver) rebukes the fever, … Continue reading

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All he ever wanted

‘Are you a man of faith?’ he asked. ‘Of some faith,’ I answered carefully. ‘And where do you worship?’ In fact I was not fond of worship at all and did not do so as often as I ought to … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Mary – the careless mother

Another glimpse of Mary the parent. This story shows her, potentially, in a bad light – she has lost her son and doesn’t even notice until bedtime. There are 2 things to note on a human level. The first is … Continue reading

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Living the Mission of Jesus: We re-imagine the church

The woman at the well knew the rules, and she knew that she had broken them. To be divorced once was not a good thing, to be divorced 5 times was really rather scandalous, and to be living ‘in sin’ … Continue reading

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Living the Mission of Jesus: We grow authentic disciples…

Today we are focussing upon Nicodemus (John 3: 1-17). Nicodemus was a respected Jewish teacher, some suggest that he was thought of as the top theologian of his day. Nicodemus knew his theology, he knew all about God, he knew … Continue reading

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Living the Mission of Jesus: The Kingdom of God

Welcome to Lent 2014. For 40 days and 40 nights, 6 whole weeks if we don’t count Sundays, we shall be fasting and praying and preparing to celebrate the biggest feast in the Christian year. We will be stripping away … Continue reading

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