Tag Archives: John the Baptist

St Peter’s Day

This week has seen the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. There is a twist in the long plot of Harry Potter (SPOILERS!) where it is discovered that Harry … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Waiting….

‘I just can’t wait for Christmas’, almost every child in the kingdom cries, and almost every mother sighs, wishing that there were more hours in the day in which to get everything done, because ‘Christmas’ is just one long ‘to … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Prepare ye the Way!

John’s role as prophet is to point towards that coming forgiveness, to focus the attention upon Jesus and then to withdraw into the background.
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Advent 3: John the Baptist

When Elizabeth and Zechariah were promised a son in old age they were also promised that this child would bring them joy and gladness (Luke 1: 14). There is great gladness and joy when a much longed for child is … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Preparing the Way

One of the stories I love in my¬†children’s Bible is the story of Jesus being baptised (we will think more about that next week). The picture that goes with the story in my children’s Bible shows sparkling blue water, lush … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Leaving their nets behind them

So, John has been arrested. It’s not looking good for him, his mission is about to come to a grisly end. Jesus, the one who John had been preparing the way for, now picks up his own prophet’s mantle and … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Responding to Jesus’ call.

Last week we went to see Miles Jupp, aka Archie from Ballamory, or the Reader from Rev. He was droll and funny and I laughed a lot. But he also got me thinking theologically, especially in the light of this … Continue reading

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