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1 Timothy 2:1-7


Recorded on the Sunday following the death of her late majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Tim also reflects on this penultimate Sunday before the retirement of Rev Peter Cunliffe after 20 years in the parish, the time of change we face together with children changing schools leaving home or university and the knowledge that we g=face […]

12. Messages from Mark


Mark 8:1-21 What hardens our hearts and stops us seeing Jesus?  What about our relationship with Jesus and our tendency to fall back on the way we used to do things? When we see the goodness of God in our lives why do we so easily take control back into our own hands? Standing on God’s […]

Messages in Mark’s Gospel – 6. The Sabbath


In this talk Allen summarises the authority of Jesus as expressed in Mark chapters 1 and 2 goes on to explain Sabbath and Jesus authority over that.  He explains that the fourth commandment is about us and God’s gift of a day of rest as we are created in God’s image.  The religious leaders at […]

Messages in Mark’s Gospel – 5. A paralysed man


Mark 2:1-12  Mark speaks about the authority of Jesus to forgive sins demonstrated in the healing of a paralysed man.  In this Jesus declares his divinity – that he is the Son of God and has such authority.  Here too Jesus shows his ability to look into the human heart.  When God reigns in our […]

Messages in Mark’s Gospel – 4. Jesus heals one


Mark 1:40-45  In this fourth in the series, Tim considers the healing of lepers, their social isolation and the reversal in position as Jesus retreats to isolated places.  He considers the differences between the ten lepers healing in Luke’s account and the one in Mark’s, and asks for our reflection on taking Jesus for granted.

Palm Sunday Expectations


Mark considers the different exceptions of those in Jerusalem and the geographical context of the familiar triumphal procession.  He asks: What brings peace? and What is peace?  The text is from Luke 19:28-40