Believe the Promise

Genesis 15.1-5 Matthew 6.25-34   Bonan matenon   Well that is good morning in Esperanto. Now until recently I have rather thought that Esperanto was a good idea. After all a universal language with simple grammar that can be learned in a few hundred hours seems a grand concept.   However, a while back, I [...]

The last perfect summer

Job 1.1-12 John 9.1-7   The book is called something like 'The Last Perfect Summer'.  It is the story of a summer of over 100 years ago which was full of warmth, calm and golden light. The Foreign Secretary of that time, Lord Grey, said he loved this time of year.  In fact, he enjoyed [...]

Hope

2 Corinthians 4.1-6, 4.7-17   Lord Hope, the celebrated judge, was the Lord High Commissioner at both this year’s and last year’s Church of Scotland General Assemblies in Edinburgh. In an address to the assembled commissioners he said that his father was a very organised person. So when they went on their annual holiday by [...]

Quasimodo Sunday

John 20.24-30   Here are some useless facts for you! This Sunday is often known in the church as Low Sunday. Why it’s called that isn’t exactly agreed upon. It might be because the passion, drama and wonder of Easter are over. Or it might come from a corruption of the first word of a [...]

Easter’s Simple Message

Little Philip was born with Down's syndrome according to the Leadership Magazine. Yet he liked to attend his Sunday School class with other eight-year-old boys and girls.   Sadly, however and typical of that age, the children did not readily accept Philip with his differences. Nevertheless, because of a creative teacher, they began to care [...]

11 May – What to do this Sunday

  This Sunday we are  thinking about meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They were dispirited after Jesus’ crucifixion. And although they had heard about his resurrection, they just didn’t believe it! But now a stranger hurries after them and explains God’s whole plot.   They invite him in to eat and what [...]