Jesus encounter with a blind man is more than a story about mud and spit and even sight. It's about who we are and who Jesus is and why that matters to all of us.
A chance encounter at a well in the heat of the midday sun brings an unexpected revelation and a opportunity for mission for a most unlikely disciple, a Samaritan woman...
Nicodemus comes looking for illumination and gets more than he bargained for. Being born from above... what does that mean? And what does the story of Abram have to do with it?
The moment it all goes wrong... a story of a man, a woman, a snake and some forbidden fruit, but mostly it's about shame.
On the mountain with the transfigured Jesus, and Moses and Elijah, God speaks to three disciples, Peter, James and John. Then Jesus tells them to 'get up, and don't be afraid!' Is that our response when we encounter God?
Where do you end up when you start pulling on the thread of an idea or an issue? Where does something really start? Today we consider some threads that Jesus unravels for us in the Sermon on the Mount.
After the beatitudes comes salt and light and the law... and a challenge to the people, it's up to you!
The beatitudes... that list of the blessed that we would never want to join; the poor in spirit, the meek and those who mourn. So where is the blessing? And why is this teaching so central to Jesus' message?
Repent means 'to see things in a new way, as they really are'. So when Jesus asks some fishermen to follow him he is helping them to repent, to see the kingdom of God which is close by. Following Jesus is an invitation to live into that new way of being.
Jesus invites us into a relationship with him and asks us to invite others into that relationship... come and see...