Monthly Archives: May 2015

Soul Food: Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is the preaching slot most dreaded in the church calendar. It is the Sunday when we try to explain (without invoking any heresies) how the One True God could be three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Mary, the miracle maker.

The first woman to get an appearance in John’s gospel is Mary, who is present at the wedding in Cana, with her family. It is here that Jesus performs his first miracle, turning water into wine. This is a significant … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Pentecost – Great Tongues of Fire!

Let’s set the scene for Pentecost. For the Jewish community it is the harvest festival of the first fruits: occurring 50 days after Passover, echoing the length of time between the Israelites escaping Egypt and Moses receiving the Ten Commandments. … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: The Rocky Road

Today we read about the couple on the road to Emmaus. I love this story, this resurrection account. The couple have given up, and are returning home, but Jesus meets them on the road, listens to them, teaches them and … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Ascension Day

Ascension Day is a feast day that seems to have been lost within British Culture and Evangelical Worship. It had been a ‘holy-day’ when everyone was excused from work or school to go to church and celebrate with family. Now … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: What’s in a name?

Today’s Bible passage from the gospel of John reads rather like a riddle – it is not easy or particularly clear to read. Jesus is praying for his disciples, it is part of his ‘farewell discourse’ preparing the disciples for … Continue reading

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‘Sunday’ Sermons: Ascension Day

It has been pointed out that Luke finishes his Gospel account where he begins – in the Temple. The disciples have returned from their mountain top experience with Jesus in a state of praise, and joy, and spent all their … Continue reading

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