The Daniel Moment

(sorry, due to technical failure there is no recording of this week’s sermon) Daniel 6:6-27 So, the story of Daniel and the lion’s den. It’s a great story, a real Sunday School special. The faithful Daniel, saved from starving wild beasts by a angel of God, so that King Darius might know that Daniel’s God is the one true God.… Read More... Read More

New Covenant

Listen! Jeremiah 31:27-34 | Luke 22:19-20 Jeremiah has a reputation as a grumpy, pessimistic sort of chap. Not entirely unwarranted, either; for he was a prophet of downfall, a prophet of disaster. When the nation was threatened by foreign powers, and the authorities, as authorities will, were trying to keep people’s spirits up, Jeremiah was telling them that the cause was lost, that they would fall and be taken into exile.… Read More... Read More

Reluctant Prophet

Listen! Jonah 1:1-17, 3:1-10 So, Jonah. My favourite prophet. Not, let me stress, because of the giant fish. Honestly, I so wish that bit of the story wasn’t there. Because, of course, it immediately captures the attention. Ask anyone who’s grown up in Sunday School about Jonah, and I will bet anything that the first thing they remember is that he was swallowed by a whale.… Read More... Read More

Brettwina

A number of people have asked if I would post the reflection from Brett and Edwina’s wedding… We have gathered here to celebrate love; to celebrate the love in which Edwina and Brett have chosen to gives their lives to one another; the love in which, in just a few moments, they will make momentous, life changing, life shaping promises to one another.… Read More... Read More

Christmas Special

On Sunday December 11th we will be holding our Christmas Special Messy Church! This will be at 10am, starting in the Hall for all sorts of Messy Church experience, moving on to our traditional unrehearsed pageant service, and finishing with a celebration lunch for the whole family. Young or old, this is an event not to be missed!… Read More... Read More

No honour

Listen! 1 Kings 17:1-16 | Luke 4:24-26 It’s always interesting to notice which Old Testament stories Jesus chooses to allude to, and even more interesting to notice what he does with them. Because if you think about it, there is an awful lot in the Old Testament, the Jewish scriptures, and while it might be reasonable to think that the scholars; the scribes, the Pharisees, the teachers of the law, would know most of the stories in their holy book, your average ordinary fisherman or shepherd or even tax collector had probably only ever heard a small fraction of them, and remembered fewer still.… Read More... Read More