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“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Luke 18:16 These are familiar words spoken by…

‘I am the true vine’ – John 15:1-11

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One of the good things about this year is that I have done a number of weddings. I don’t think it has overtaken the number of funerals, but it does…

John 8:12 I am the Light of the World

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There are times when preparing the message for Sunday, there is so much buzzing round my head as a result of preparation, that I don’t quite know how to shape…

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‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ The seven ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus work…

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A blustering, blasting Boris stepped up to the podium outside 10 Downing Street. Like the MPs in Parliament earlier in the day, the necessary tribute was given to Theresa May,…

John 6: I am the bread of life

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Our Summer series is focussing on the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus found in John’s gospel: I am the bread of Life John 6: 25-51 I am the Light of…

Looking to God – Psalm 126

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So we have come to the end of our current look through Songs of Life. Remember at the beginning I said that one way of entering into the psalms is…

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Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm…

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In George Orwell’s book ‘1984’, Oceania is ruled by one party that forcibly implements a new language, which is part of a process of preventing political rebellion by eliminating certain…

Psalm 30 Thanksgiving

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Here we have the sort of psalm we like. It is upbeat, there is no calling down of vengeance, the picture is one of rescue and there is a sense…

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This week has seen the invasion of the Hong Kong Parliament building. The protestors are concerned about the future of democracy. Protests against authority pose difficult questions for Christians. What…

Psalm 46: Refuge

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What we have said consistently is that the psalms deal with life and our faith in God as we encounter life. The Bible doesn’t talk about a different world, but…

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