June 26  2022    Pentecost 3   Luke 9: 51-62

June 26 2022 Pentecost 3 Luke 9: 51-62

Today’s Gospel marks a turning point in Luke’s story of Jesus. He is going to Jerusalem because the time is drawing near for him to be taken up into heaven. He responds resolutely to God’s plan, cost him what it may. The disciples he wants to be with...
19 June 2022   Pentecost 2              Luke 8: 26-39

19 June 2022 Pentecost 2 Luke 8: 26-39

This passage from Luke is a very strange story of a man who had lived for a long time in tombs where dead bodies lay. It is strange too that this “demon-possessed” man recognised Jesus for who he was and was afraid of him. Then, at Jesus’ command,...
12 June 2022   Trinity Sunday   Romans 5:1-5

12 June 2022 Trinity Sunday Romans 5:1-5

From very early on in the life of the church, Christians understood the figure of ‘Wisdom’ in Proverbs 8 as a reference to Jesus. They assumed that God the Father had already shown, in words, hints and ways of relating, what He would reveal in full in...
29 May 2022   Easter 7    Acts 16: 16-34

29 May 2022 Easter 7 Acts 16: 16-34

Paul and Silas One day in Philippi, as Paul and Silas were walking to the outdoor place of prayer, a slave girl started calling out to them:  “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.”  This continued to happen for a few days....
22 May 2022  Easter 6   Acts 16: 9-15

22 May 2022 Easter 6 Acts 16: 9-15

Paul in Philippi; introducing Lydia Saul, by now calling himself Paul, was also active sharing the Gospel. Like Peter last week, he also had a dream.  A Macedonian appeared to him in his dream asking for Paul to come and help them.  As a result, Paul and some of his...