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God of justice and mercy!
Jesus tells a hard-hitting parable about an ‘unjust judge’, and a very persistent widow needing justice. It’s certainly a story to encourage persisting in prayer, and not giving up, for others and for oneself. There is also gratitude that God is not an unjust judge. Our sermon today from Pastor Mike Fulwood speaks of a… Read more
The Great Divide
In the story we hear from Jesus today, there is a great divide. A chasm separates the rich man who “received his good things during his lifetime” and poor Lazarus “who received evil things” but is comforted while the rich man is in agony (16:25). The chasm is there as we picture the two men… Read more
In the well-known story that Jesus tells of a father with two sons, the father seems reckless. He follows the younger son’s request to give him his share of the inheritance, normally only given at death. That son spends it all away. The father worries about the son every day, and when he sees him… Read more
A Compassionate Neighbour
In the well-known parable of Jesus three people ‘see’ an injured man by the side of a deserted road. But only one ‘sees with compassion’. We might say that the Samaritan’s heart went out to the injured man. The same word for compassion used for the Samaritan is used frequently for Jesus, like when his… Read more
In both worship services you will see or hear the title – Cosmic Christ – Christ of the cosmos. John 3:16 includes the Greek word ‘cosmos’ and it is usually translated as world – For God so loved the world. But it would be more accurate to translate it as – For God so loved… Read more
Jesus – in the midst of the storm
While living in the US, I heard about storm chasers – people who purposefully tried to get close to tornadoes, or the eye of a hurricane. Storms can have such immense power. No wonder biblical writers saw God’s hand in the storm. Mostly as people we try to stay clear of storms, but sometimes we… Read more
Amazing Animals – Thank you Lord!
On Fauna Sunday, we celebrate God’s gift of the animal world. My son Zeb reminded me that this includes birds and fish and insects right through to sea sponges and coral. What an amazing collection of species. For the sermon I will be sharing some of Zeb’s pictures, especially of birds, including two that are… Read more
Oceans are Amazing!
The Bible writers had no idea of the expanse of God’s great oceans. If only they could have seen a globe of the world, with 70% covered by oceans. The Israelites were not a seafaring people and saw sea more as a place of chaos that needed to be reigned in by God. We know… Read more
A Wee Little Man was he
Those word’s come from a children’s song about Zacchaeus, the short tax collector who climbed a Sycamore tree to try to see Jesus in Jericho. Even though he was rich, he was short in status in that town. Most importantly Jesus saw Z in the tree and looked at him lovingly, and said that he… Read more
An Invitation Not to Flake On
Have you ever thought that you might miss out on God’s future? The kingdom of heaven, the new creation, the great feast as it is in today’s parable. To our ears, Jesus’ words in Luke 14:24 might be shocking: “For I tell you, none of those who were invited will taste my dinner.” Last week… Read more