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Rev's Ramblings

Sun 3 May

The present virus crisis has seen you lose your income, but you have managed to find some casual work. It means getting to know a new group of people you will work with. It is not always easy to get to know people.How then do we get to know someone you cannot see? How do you get to know God? The God of...

Sun 26 Apr

We could all think of Christians who have been given a very unique gift by God. Normally we think of gifts such as healing or evangelism or leadership or hospitality or prayer. And there are many other gifts listed in the Scriptures. Not many would think of martyrdom as a gift. The gift of giving one’s...

Sun 19 Apr

There are events taking place all around us which are often unexpected. It could be a storm. It could be an accident. It could be your internet disconnecting when you are in the middle of a conference call. The unexpected does happen. The question for us is how do we respond when the unexpected takes...

Sun 12 Apr

One of the most significant events on he Christian calendar would be Easter. And if you had to pick a particular day over the Easter season it would have to be Resurrection Sunday. The day Jesus Christ was resurrected and rose from the dead. And yet as we scan our TV screens the resurrection barely...

Sun 5 Apr

It is around this time of the year that Christians celebrate Easter. There is Good Friday – a time to remember the death of Jesus on the cross. There is Easter Sunday – a time to remember the resurrection of Jesus in those marvellous words – “He is not here, He is risen!” And there is today – Palm...

Sun 29 Mar

Over the past few weeks we have observed what people value when a crisis hits. For some it has been fights in supermarket aisles over scarce necessities or at least what is deemed as a necessity. For others it is stocking up on alcohol as lockdowns appear inevitable. For others it is the display of care...

Sun 22 Mar

When you are working your way through a Book of the Bible as we are with the Gospel of Matthew, it is often surprising how the scripture passage corelates with what is happening in the world around us. In Matthew 13 Jesus uses a series of parables to teach regarding the kingdom – God’s Kingdom. Last time...

Sun 8 Mar

For those who grew up with a church background and attended Sunday School, this particular parable has become a favourite. Yet, as we read this parable what does it mean? A question to start our conversation would be what is a parable? At its simplest level it is a yarn with a hidden meaning.This begs a...

Sun 1 Mar

There is no denying it. Bad things happen. Pick whatever century you like and bad tings have taken place. Look at the many who have lost their lives in the many wars the world has been embroiled in. Or think of the actions of terrorists. Consider the carnage that drunk and drug affected drivers do. Or the...

Sun 16 Feb

Whatever we may think, Samson is most certainly an interesting character. Is he a hero? Is he a rogue? Would you employ him as your pastor? Would you allow him to date your daughter? What criteria would you use to consider him as a judge? Is Samson simply a product of his times?What we know of Samson spans...
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