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Our journey through the desert

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I’m told that it’s impossible to be hungry in the desert because of the sand which is everywhere. Today our readings take us into the desert, or the wilderness if you prefer (the words are the same in the Greek and Hebrew). Why is this relevant for us? Few of us regularly travel to the […]

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Scott of the Antarctic

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Luke 8:22-25 Deuteronomy 31:1-8 Colossians 1:9-14 One hundred years ago today news arrived in London of the death of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his fellow Antarctic explorers. Scott and his fellow explorers had set out in a race to discover the South Pole. They arrived there in January 1912, only to discover that the […]

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Total and complete love

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Matthew 5:1-12 Isaiah 49:14-16 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 A gas engineer walked into a bar and ordered a pint. “Certainly”, said the barman, “I’ll serve you sometime between 8 am and 1 pm”. We all know the rules. A bag of crisps walked into a bar and ordered a pint. “Sorry”, said the barman, “we don’t […]

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Shine for your light has come

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At the beginning was the light, a light more brilliant than any we had ever seen, out-shining all the stars of heaven, illuminating the whole world, turning night into day. It appeared from nowhere, in the sky above the eastern ocean, and streamed towards us, becoming brighter and brighter, so that we were dazzled, almost […]

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What was hidden has been revealed

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A man was once eating fish and chips at the bus stop, and a lady with a small dog came along to wait for her bus. The dog clearly liked the smell of the fish and chips, and kept jumping up around the man’s legs to try and get at them. In the end the […]

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Good news for those who need it most

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Luke 1:39-45 Micah 5:2-5a Hebrews 10:5-10 A man was in bed on a Sunday morning, and his wife urged him to get up, so he wouldn’t be late for church. “I don’t want to go to church,” he replied, “no-one likes me, they all think I’m boring, why should I go?” “Because you’re 36 and […]