Luke 4:1-13 Last week I talked about the wilderness and the mountain top, two symbols of those moments of transcendence, those moments of closeness to God that transform us, inspire us with a new sense of the reality of God, a new vision of who Jesus is and who we are called to be. Today, […]
Luke 6:20-26 One of the more troubling themes of Jesus’ teaching, one of the aspects of the gospel that we have a bit of a tendency to shy away from, perhaps, is this strand of thought, found most clearly and consistently in Luke’s gospel, but certainly present in the other records of Jesus’ life, that […]
Isaiah 6:1-8 | Luke 5:1-11 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord
Luke 4:21-30 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.
Luke 4:14-21 We in the Church have, I think it’s fair to say, a complicated, ambiguous, relationship with the scriptures.
Luke 2:8-20 A man who has one watch knows what the time is. A man with two watches is never sure.
Psalm 25 | John 1:14-18 We have seen his glory, full of grace and truth.
Matthew 1:18-21 | Luke 1:39-56 The last in our series of learning from the followers of Jesus takes us back, right back, to the first person who ever knew him. Back to Mary, his mother.
John 1:1-5 | 1 John 4:7-21 As we draw towards the end of our series on learning from the followers of Jesus, and towards the end of the Church year – it’s advent in just two weeks – and we come to the witness of John.
Luke 19:1-28 Two stories today that I suspect we’ve all heard many times – the story of Zacchaeus, and the parable of the talents.
Acts 16:11-15 The third of Jesus’ early disciples in our series on learning from the followers of Jesus is one who never actually met Jesus, and one about whom we really know very little, but who nonetheless has captured the imagination of many.
Luke 8:1-3 | Mark 15:33-41 | Mark 16:1-8 So this week, in the second of our “learning from the followers of Jesus” series, we turn to May Magdalene, one of the women who was closest to Jesus
Luke 5:1-11 | John 21:4-8, 15-19 This week we begin a new series that will take us up to the end of November and the beginning of advent (yes, it’s that time of the year already) – learning from the followers of Jesus. In many ways, discipleship is the most basic description of our calling, […]