3 December 2023   Advent 1       Hope in Troubled Times

3 December 2023 Advent 1 Hope in Troubled Times

Isaiah 64: 1-9, Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9, Mark 13: 24-37 During this season of ADVENT, we will use the metaphor of growing a garden to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the birth of Jesus. Imagine a garden that no-one has looked after for a...
19 November 2023  Pentecost 25    Matthew 25: 14-30

19 November 2023 Pentecost 25 Matthew 25: 14-30

This parable is about security and risk. It’s about how we use what God has given us, and it confronts me as I read it. It is about fear and how we let it control our lives – or not. God is a great risk-taker. He gave himself to this world in the form of Jesus...