It is a commonplace that ‘the Medium is the Message’ but in the business of proclaiming the Good News history is littered with messengers become Message and so failing to proclaim the Word they came to serve.
Sometimes life is so uncertain all that we can do is throw out a prayer in the hope that God is listening and will catch our words. The Good News of Advent and Christmas is that God is waiting to hear us.
The challenge faced by the One Talent Parable is that he forgets it is the Master’s property he is burying not his own. In the Christian life we must remember that we have nothing to offer except the generosity of our Master and if we bury that how will other’s know about God’s love.
Blow, Gabriel, Blow! Words for Remembrance Sunday – 8 November 2020 – A cyber sermon from the Vicarage Text: For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4.13-18) … Continue reading Blow, Gabriel, Blow!
When we attend special events or work in hazardous places we take special care over what we wear. To live the faith fully we need to also pay attentions to the foundation garments of our lives which will influence everything else that we do or say
It is all to easy for Christians to retreat into the comfort of ‘We’ve always done it that way’ and to neglect the gifts that pother bring to our common life. We need to learn to live our motto ‘Open to God, Open to All’.
If God wants to tell the world of a generous love and forgiveness that is free for everyone why does Jesus tell Peter he should talk about him?
Our Beloved like the wise steward cherishes and treasures all sorts of people regardless of how they value themselves.
Gardening with God Words for 6th Sunday after Trinity – 19 July 2020 – Parish of Felixstowe A Cyber Sermon from the Vicarage Text: …the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” 28 He answered, “An enemy has… Continue reading Gardening with God
Fighting the Flab Words for 5th Sunday after Trinity – 12 July 2020 – Parish of Felixstowe A Cyber Sermon from the Vicarage Text: To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh… Continue reading Fighting the Flab