Philia, the love between friends. As we continue our journey through Lent Yvonne Hamilton helps us to reflect on what it means to love our friends by reflecting on how the friends of the paralysed man act in their quest to help their friend see Jesus.
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?
Our guest, The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Susan Brown, preaches on the temptation of Jesus, and the temptations that we all face too.
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.
I wonder, what changes of being me might I allow to happen if I am to know more joy and celebration as a Christian? What ways of being Church could we change to reach out to our community? This is a real challenge the church is facing and Jesus has plenty to say about it.
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?
Do we exclude ourselves from the Kingdom of God?
Both scripture passages which were read to us tackle the fundamental question underlying all four gospels and many of the epistles. Who is Jesus?
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!