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2021-06-27. John 3v1-21 (Nicodemus)

There is a group of people in the Bible who get a bad press. A group of people who opposed everything about Jesus, he clashed with them, and he called them out for their pretence and spiritual superiority . He called them hypocrites and whitewashed tombs. Their very...
Are you going through a testing time?

Are you going through a testing time?

I hated tests when I was growing up. It seemed to me that everything I did was measured in a test. At school, in Scouts, at Sunday school, everything we learnt was subject to testing, and I never saw the point. When I was 18, I sat in my mum’s car and a man sat in the...

2021-06-20. Luke 1v1-4 (Luke)

Luke is not one of the Apostles, neither as far as we can tell is he amongst the first believers in Jerusalem. He appears relatively speaking quite late in the biblical history of the church. And yet he has a significant role in the writing of the Bible and it appears...

2021-06-13. Luke 19v1-10 (Zacchaeus)

2021–06–13. Luke 19v1–10 (Zacchaeus). There are some striking parallels between this story and one of the Mr Men stories, which I am going to read out now … Picture 1 Whatever Mr Wrong did was absolutely, totally, completely, utterly wrong. However hard he tried, he...

Home, Work and Church

Over the last couple of generations, lifestyles have increasingly become really compartmentalised. It has been commonplace for people to live in one community, to socialise in another community, to work in another and to shop yet somewhere else, and often these never...