With the Tower of Babel, God deals with rebellious humankind by giving them different languages so they can no longer understand each other. In Acts 2 we see all those different languages being used by the Spirit to tell the world about Jesus. What once divided, now unites.
In John 10:1-10 Jesus talks about being the good shepherd, and the need for us to recognise his voice. But how do we do that? Where do we start?
In 1930 Albert Ross started to write a book with the intention of debunking the apparent myth of the resurrection. In the process of writing it he became convinced that the best and in fact only solution was that the events of Easter really did happen and published his evidence using the pseudonym Frank Morison under the title Who moved the stone? Jesus launched a movement that changed the world. How will we change, and how will God change us?
Palm Sunday covers a huge scope. Traditionally we start by remembering the triumphal entry, and then the readings take us right through to the crucifixion. How does all this relate to Holy Week and how should we prepare for it?
How does Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones relate to Passion Sunday? Barry explores some of the ideas of suffering behind the story, and how God breathes new life into his people and changes their hearts of stone to hearts of flesh.
Barry looks at the many challenges facing mothers, and dealing with the expectation of being perfect all the time.
Those who drink of the water I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give them will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.John 4.14
The transfiguration was a true one-off event, but what happened afterwards and how does that apply to us today as we seek to hear God’s calling?
In September 2016, Jeremy Bevan, Marc Winchester and John & Rosalind Matty went to this conference at Lee Abbey. Jeremy has written up a synopsis of the five sessions, which were led by David Bracewell.
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?
How does the Gospel bring light to the dark times we find ourselves in this Christmas?