Without electricity, our society would be in chaos within hours. Here before my eyes sun, wind and tide promised a clean supply of energy if we are only willing to make it work. No more toxic gas, no fracking, no more oil drilling and massive spills. God has provided the means and opportunity to supply our needs. … More Sun, wind and tide- Look, See, Pray
Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
It’s a cracking story, every 8-year-old boy’s delight! But what has that weird story from Ezekiel got to do with Pentecost?
It’s about hope, it’s about God-with-us, it’s about life. … More Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
But the Holy Spirit does not work like that. Gifts are not allocated on a merit-based selection system. If someone has the gift of wisdom, is it not because they deserve it. Nor is someone given the gift of leadership or preaching because they are super-special in some way. It can be hard to separate the person from the ministry, but I think it is important to do so. … More Acts 2:1-21 & 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Why did Jesus leave just when it was all so awesome? Surely he could have stayed around to get the new church set up (that would have solved so many problems – bishops or not, who can be leaders, what communion means etc) But no. … More Luke 24:44-53, Acts 1:1-11
Leader: Have you ever wondered what God was doing before the dawn of time? Here’s a flashback to a Trinity Planning session.
Father: Do you ever feel lonely?
Spirit: What do you mean? There’s the three of us, and it is perfect.
Son: I think I know what you mean. Yes, it is perfect, and we are in harmony, but I wish we could share it with someone. … More Script – Trinity Planning Session
Instead of a Friday activity, a ‘doing’ post, I am going to make a short series of ‘being’ posts. If you are anything like me, you have far too much ‘doing’ in your Christian life. Sit with me for a while and step outside of all the doing , and into a garden of just being. … More Being -Three Visitors
On the face of it, it sounded like a good request. “Lord, show us the Father.” Good thing to ask, right?
But I can see Jesus doing a face-palm. “Oh good grief. Have you not got it yet? How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you know me, Philip?” … More John 14:8-17, (25-27)