In the season of Epiphany, what does Jesus' baptism tell us about who he is and what God's mission is?
Words matter, especially when we are talking about God. The prologue of John's Gospel paints an amazing picture of Christ, who was there at the beginning of all things but who chose to become like us. Christmas... in just one sentence.
Christmas is a dangerous business!
Joseph is often overlooked, but Matthew's Gospel puts him centre stage in the story of the birth of Jesus. But why? What's so important about a man who played no part in the birth?
When the night is darkest the questions come. As John the Baptist sits in his cell he begins to wonder... Are you really the one? It's a question for all of us this Advent.
Judgement is about recognising the parts of ourselves that aren’t right and stripping them out. That's the preparing that John the Baptist asks of us as he tells us to prepare the way.
Welcome to Advent, to the waiting season, where the light prepares and the angels stir and the stars shift and the word begins to put on flesh, waiting to move among us… But that’s not quite what we are presented with in our readings from scripture this morning... or is it?
A woman asks for crumbs and opens up the kingdom for all of us.
Wellbeing is at the heart of Jesus' message so today we explore how the story about Jairus and the bleeding woman helps us understand how healing is something that happens to a whole community, not just an individual.
On Remembrance Sunday we take heed of James' advice to listen well and to be slow to anger because righteousness is the goal.