Isaiah 58.1-9a / Matthew 5.13-20 Introduction A story is told about a church that was having a special Saturday night service. Towards the end of the service a thunderstorm unleashed a bolt of lightning that plunged the building into darkness. So, the minister carefully felt his way through the church to find some candles and … Continue reading Salt and Light
Deuteronomy 30.15-20 / Luke 14.25-33 Good news and context When I was training to be an LLM I was given lots of good advice about preaching but two things in particular have stayed in my mind. One is, always look for the good news as that’s what the gospel is all about. The other is, … Continue reading What are your priorities?
4th Sunday of Easter / Year B John 10.11-18 Every year, in the summer, I go to the Lake District with my husband, where we like to go walking and climbing the hills. They are usually long and hard climbs, but the views at the top are worth it. What does rather unreasonably annoy … Continue reading The Good Shepherd: And Being Sheep
Jeremiah 31.31-34 / Hebrews 5.5-10 / John 12.20-33 5th Sunday of Lent / Year B I don’t know what sort of things you’re passionate about. When I say passionate I mean that you feel gripped by them, unable to let them go – you want to spend lots of time doing them because they … Continue reading What’s Your Passion?