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Not a Comfort Blanket

(Acts 17, 22-31; John 14, 15-21)   Can you remember having a something which you used to comfort yourself when you were a baby or a small child? Or something your children had? For some children it’s a dummy, for … Continue reading

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All we, like sheep……

(Acts 2, 42-47; 1 Peter 2, 19-end; John 10, 1-10)   If someone called you a sheep, how would you feel?   I suspect you would feel insulted. The usual adjective that goes with ‘sheep’ these days is ‘silly’ or … Continue reading

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Mothering Sunday God

When my mother was alive, I used to spend a lot of time in card shops at this time of year. She was a lifelong traditional Anglican, and to her this Sunday was Mothering Sunday, not Mothers’ Day, so that … Continue reading

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Lost.

(1 Tim. 1, 12-17; Luke 15, 1-10)   My family will tell you that I’m addicted to Facebook!   One of the pages that I check up on almost every day is the page covering the district where we live. … Continue reading

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God of Law or God of Grace?

Hebrews 12. 18-29; Luke 13, 10-17. I wonder how you picture God? At home I have a collection of images of the divine from some of the Eastern religions, known to my children as “Mum’s heathen gods”. There are Hindu … Continue reading

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Are you a Hope Addict?

(Genesis 15, 1-6; Hebrews 11, 1-3 & 8-16; Luke 12, 32-40)   I saw a picture of a piece of graffiti during the week. It asked the question: “Are you a hope addict?”   According to our readings today, the … Continue reading

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In Christ there is no ‘Them’ and ‘Us’

(Gal.3, 23-29; Luke 8, 26-39 On Tuesday last week, I took a primary school assembly, and these were my visual aids: Stan, the banana and Olly the orange. I used them to tell the story of the Good Samaritan.   … Continue reading

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