9th Feb 2020

Calming a Human Storm

Mark 5:1-20 Jesus restores a demon-possessed man 5 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with […]
9th Feb 2020

My soul waits for the Lord

Psalm 130 A song of ascents. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; 2     Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive     to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness,     so that we can, with reverence, serve […]
2nd Feb 2020

Great Wind, Great Calm

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus calms the storm 35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke […]
26th Jan 2020

Parables of the Kingdom

Mark 4:21-34 A lamp on a stand 21 He said to them, ‘Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into […]
26th Jan 2020

Hope: Now & Then

Romans 8:18-28    Present suffering and future glory 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but […]
19th Jan 2020

A Farming Story

  18.A Farming story… Mark 4:21-34 26 Jan 2020 18.1.Recap: Last week: The first of Jesus Parable’s When you don’t have a captive audience your words have to captivate It helps make the abstract complete It makes you think… It makes you work… You have to engage… There’s a choice… Today’s four […]
19th Jan 2020

Hope doesn’t put us to shame

Isaiah 40:27-31 27 Why do you complain, Jacob?     Why do you say, Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord;     my cause is disregarded by my God’? 28 Do you not know?     Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, […]
12th Jan 2020

A frayed knot

Isaiah 40:27-31 27 Why do you complain, Jacob?     Why do you say, Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord;     my cause is disregarded by my God’? 28 Do you not know?     Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, […]
1st Jan 2020

New Year Dedication 2020

2 Kings 6:8-23 Elisha traps blinded Arameans 8 Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, ‘I will set up my camp in such and such a place.’ 9 The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: ‘Beware of passing that place, because […]
29th Dec 2019

Sons of God

2 Peter 1:3-4 Confirming one’s calling and election 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may […]
8th Dec 2019

A Baby with Titles

Isaiah 9:1-7 9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honour Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan – 2 The people walking […]
1st Dec 2019

The Descending God

John 1:1-18 The Word became flesh 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light […]