On Palm Sunday at St Ninian's we join the crowd and the religious leaders as they all wonder who on earth this Jesus really is. We read from John 10:22-39 and John 12:12-16.
Love... Agape. The kind of love God has for us and wants us to have for each other. Compassionate, tender and unconditional. And really hard to live out!
Romans 12 tells us what it look likes to live a life of love. But it's hard... really hard. And that's what makes it so important that we try our hardest and perhaps consider just how loveable we are.
Eros... erotic love... sex... one of the four Greek words for love, and part of the gift of love that God has given to us all. So why don't we talk positively about it?
In the middle of a water-based festival of thanksgiving Jesus stand up and says... "It's me! I'm the one you have been waiting for!". But the crowd aren't sure. I mean, he's not even from Bethlehem, is he?
Who do you say that I am? Perhaps the most important question Jesus ever asks. John's Gospel reveals a cosmic answer... Jesus is the Christ. But what is that and what does it mean for us?
What does Jesus mean when he talks about feasting on him? And what does the space shuttle have to do with it?
Prayer is all about re-orienting our focus back to God and then considering how our own actions flow from that orientation. God first… and everything else follows. Our attitude to everything changes: Our priorities change. Our needs and desires change. Our actions change.
The wise and foolish builders... one who built his house on strong foundations on the rock, the other who built his house on the sand. When the floods came one stood firm and the other collapsed. What is your life found on?
The 70 people Jesus sent out came back full of surprise. People were healed and changed and discovered that they are loved. The Good News is true. And it is for everyone!