Amos brought God’s word, his call for justice and equality, to the kingdom of Israel. But they were a kingdom with wealth, influence and military might and they did not listen.
Mark’s gospel tells of the disciples trying to send away children being brought to Jesus, and Jesus reminding them that the Kingdom of God belongs to children such as these.
Peter Madley preaches his last sermon as a regular member of St Edmund’s and talks about the teaching that’s been important over the years. And Gill tells a story to illustrate what we’re all here for.
Special guest Bob Hartman joins us as part of the celebration of 10 years of Open the Book in Crickhowell, and shares with us some of his re-tellings of the stories of and about Jesus.
With the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, the Christian church was born and great commission started to be enacted.
As we come to the end of Mission Together 2018, Nick talks about Mission Made Possible. It’s over to us now …
On the eve of Pentecost we are encouraged to allow the Spirit to fill every part of our lives, that our own experience of God’s Kingdom, his love and his forgiveness. will shine out as a beacon to those we meet. Before this sermon we also heard (and saw) the Lee Abbey team enacting the Pentecost Rap
Nick Haigh, mission chaplain from Lee Abbey and team leader for Mission Together 2018, introduces the background of Lee Abbey Devon and talks about Jesus’ Big Project – bring in the kingdom of God. The talk includes a video clip from the film Hacksaw Ridge, which you can watch here.
Jesus said “I have other sheep that are not of this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” – John 10:16 In today’s reading we hear Jesus explaining that the Kingdom of God is not an exclusive club but one which is open to all and which welcomes all.
The gospel of life begins with a story about death – death on the cross and death defeated in the resurrection. The story of the cross must lie at the very heart of our mission and outreach. We also heard testimony from Eluned about how God has been at work in her life recently.
Thomas, forever known as Doubting Thomas, often seems to be one of the weaker disciples. History tells a different story as we hear how Thomas went on to become one of the greatest evangelists of his time.
Rana examines some of the reasons put forward for doubting the reality of Jesus’ resurrection.