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Looking In The Wrong Place

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We all like happy endings. Even most violent movies manage an ending that inspires hope for the future.

The Jesus story is one of the best known in history, with an ending that Christians consider the best news of all time. It’s . . . → Read More: Looking In The Wrong Place

Looking for Jesus in all the wrong places

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As an absent-minded child, I frequently misplaced things. I can remember my mother’s constant refrain each time I told her I had lost something; “where did you last leave it?” I always thought this was a silly question, for . . . → Read More: Looking for Jesus in all the wrong places

Lighting of the New Fire

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Easter Vigil and Lighting the New Fire

The Easter Vigil and the Lighting of the New Fire is a beautiful and powerful ceremony held early on Easter Sunday morning celebrating the risen Christ.

It begins in darkness before dawn, . . . → Read More: Lighting of the New Fire

Easter Services 2013

Easter Services 2013

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The Rejected King

Luke 19:29-42

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To many, Palm Sunday is the day we commemorate and celebrate Jerusalem’s reception of Jesus as the messianic king. Yet on closer inspection of Luke’s take on the events, Palm Sunday actually highlights Jerusalem’s rejection of Jesus as the messianic . . . → Read More: The Rejected King

Extravagant Love

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Is it not true that only when we have been helped by God, and truly recognised that help that we begin to learn how to live extravagantly in honouring Christ wherever we may find him?

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A Much Loved Parable

A Much Loved Parable – Luke 15:11-32

 

Today’s Gospel reading, commonly known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son, is arguably the most cherished of all the parables. Yet what is not always recognized is that the parable emphasises that it was not just . . . → Read More: A Much Loved Parable

Shut out of the Kingdom

Luke 13: 22-30 The Narrow Door

22 Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23Someone asked him, ‘Lord, will only a few be saved?’ He said to them, 24‘Strive to enter through the narrow door; . . . → Read More: Shut out of the Kingdom

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not . . . → Read More: Jerusalem, Jerusalem