A spoonful of cod liver oil

Matthew 20.1-16 / Proper 20 Introduction The writer Barbara Brown Taylor describes the parable of the labourers in the vineyard as being a little like cod liver oil: you know Jesus is right, you know it must be good for you, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. This is one of those … Continue reading A spoonful of cod liver oil

How to deal with conflict

A sermon preached on 6th September 2020 Matthew 18.15-20 Introduction Imagine two friends in a church far away. Let’s call them Andrea and Louise. Andrea and Louise used to spend a lot of time together. They came to church together, had meals at each other’s houses, went on days out, talked and laughed. Sometimes they … Continue reading How to deal with conflict

The Canaanite Woman

Matthew 15.21-28 The meeting between Jesus and a Canaanite woman would’ve been just one among many were it not for the shock of their conversation. Even though Jesus is sometimes harsh with the Pharisees, we still expect compassion for a woman in need. And so, when we see Jesus first ignore her and then compare … Continue reading The Canaanite Woman

Wednesday Worship

5th August 2020 People Jesus Met: Martha and Mary Hello! I have a new worship video up. Do go take a look! https://youtu.be/fyCA8v1IzB4 You can get a service sheet here or just listen along: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wednesday-Worship-5th-August-2020.docx With prayers and best wishes

Wednesday Worship – 29 July 2020

People Jesus Met: Simon the Pharisee Hello The latest in my 'People Jesus Met' series is here: https://youtu.be/6Ubcmrre61A You can find a service sheet here if you want one: https://thoughtsfromareader.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Wednesday-Worship-29th-July-2020.docx I hope you are finding these videos helpful - why not let me know in the comments? Mel