Reading from Matthew 20:1-16 the parable of the vineyard workers. Jesus want to tell people that the kingdom of God is a gift. In this parable all the men, no matter when they started work, were given a full day’s pay. The kingdom is something God freely gives, not something we can earn- Luke 12:32.
The introductory reading to this talk is Mark 1:9-15. The urgency in Mark’s gospel in indicated by his use of the word ‘immediately’ – some forty times. Simon Phipps explores the ‘grand plan’ of Mark’s gospel and the question Mark is answering: Who is Jesus? In our desire to be a disciple-making church Simon focuses […]
Gerald draws our attention to three things we can learn about God from John 1:1-14 – God is life, light and love. In the second part of his talk he draws our attention to the fact that God is looking. With the illustration of Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World he encourages the listener […]
In the first part Jan Smith takes a narrative approach to the gospel reading for today: John 2:1-11 , telling the story as a “friend of Mary” and, in the second, considers how we often approach God in prayer with an “action list” for him.
Confidence in the Gospel 1 Peter 1:1 – 2:3 This first talk sets the context of Peter’s writing, introduces Peter and sets out the consequences of a new birth in Christ. Far from a life that is plain-sailing, the Christian life will lead to suffering. Corrie Ten Boom was quoted as saying, “If God sends […]
In this last of the series of Frontline Sundays we read from Hebrews 10:19-25. Motivating one another and gathering together was all the more poignant on the Sunday before a second ‘lockdown’ was to begin. Allen Foster reviewed the series reminding us that we are God’s elect, scattered and exiled. We hold hope together with […]
In this third in the series of ‘Frontline Sundays’ Jan Smith looks at ‘Whatever we do’ using a reading from Colossians 3:15-24 in which Paul describes the kind of community God is calling us to be. Paul offers to us a new way of seeing our daily work as mattering to God. The phrase ‘whatever […]
Regrettably the first part of this talk is unavailable due to the poor quality of the recording. The notes of the talk can be found here. In the second half Rosie addresses the reality and paradoxes of experience in living by faith and our need to encourage one another.
Peter and Rosie Cunliffe each speak from Acts 4:1-22 about the boldness of Peter’s witness and the work of the Holy Spirit, and the importance of the ‘Cornerstone’. This recording gives a taster of ‘Church at Home’ and includes the full reading from Acts 4. Songs, interviews and prayers are not included.
An audio recording of the Zoom service on Sunday 10th May including the welcome, reading of Scripture, talks and prayers. Rosie considers Luke’s account of Peter and John joining in daily prayer at the Temple (Acts 3:1-23) and their encounter with a lame beggar and directs us from the text to four principles in the […]