Reading from Jeremiah 3:31-36 and referring Hebrews 10. The New Covenant makes possible the restoration of God’s family and the healing of broken relationships.
Guest Speaker Ed Walker of Hope in Action shares about the organisation which provides homes for the homeless through the local church.
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 […]
The passage in the lectionary today, Mark 9:2-9, comes in the context of Jesus’ question to the disciples; ‘Who do you think I am?’, and his preparation of the disciples for the coming crucifixion. The disciples hear God speak about his Son. The transfiguration shows them God ‘glorifying’ his Son – the ‘metamorphosed’ Jesus reveals […]
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 […]
Mark takes the passage from Luke 2:22-40 and shows insights into the big story of God, connections between the Old and the New Covenants, the sacrificial lambs of Hebraic worship, Mary and Joseph’s poverty seen through the sacrifice they offer as they bring Jesus to the Temple, the wonder of Simeon and Anna’s faithful waiting […]
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.
Jesus has already won the victory on the cross, which is the game-changer even before Christ comes again. There are so many pressures and problems in the world right now, but we have the assurance that our incomparable and majestic God is with us.
Mark 1: 4-13 On this first Sunday of Epiphany, the gospel writer propels us into the story of Jesus not unlike the way in which we read of the Holy Spirit propels Jesus into the wilderness temptations. Here we find details which should cause us to see Jesus in the big story of God. It […]