I shall never forget the time Kate came back from school one day with a story regarding one of the ‘bullies’ in her class. She had found him in tears, and when she asked why, he answered most indignantly, “He hit me back!” It’s amazing how early that we learn this response to someone doing … Continue reading The Best Offence Is…
Notes from an All Age Easter Celebration Service, Easter Day 2009 (12.04.09) When today’s passage was first written, it was a brand new story and that was the problem, which was why Luke had to stress that Jesus’ death and resurrection had always been intended. • The women who went to the tomb were told … Continue reading Luke 24 – Experiencing the Risen Christ!
Notes from an All Age Service Talk on Palm Sunday, 2009 (05.04.09)before a prayer walk around Wormley Lot's of fuss earlier this week about Obama visiting the UK. Did you see his car! (Show picture) Observers say the car is likely to include: • bullet proof glass • armoured body, • a separate oxygen supply, … Continue reading Luke 19:28-48 – The Visit of the King
Notes from a sermon preached on Good Friday 2009 (10.04.09) For many the sound of the William Tell Overture will conjure up memories of radio and TV westerns with a masked man with American Indian companion confronting conflicts and problems, with the famous question, ‘Who was that masked man?’ Whilst the Lone Ranger may now … Continue reading Luke 22:66-23:56 – Who Was That Masked Man?
“Morning, Slippery Sam’s the name, surviving’s my game! I’m the master of duckin’ and divin’My Boss, he owns all the land around here. Rich as they come he is! You should see how much money he’s got stashed away… I have, I collected most of it for him. That’s my job you see, I’m his … Continue reading The Unrighteous Manager – Luke 16:1-9
After the recent sermon on 'A Family in Trouble - The Prodigal Son' this intriguing comment was posted...I would really like to know what happened next in the story...How did the two brothers get on after this? Were they able to get on OK ? Did the older brother "wake up" to what he'd been … Continue reading Revisiting ‘A Family in Trouble – the Prodigal Son’
What’s the point! Am I bovvered? Do I care? In so many ways the younger son sounds very much like Catherine Tate’s famous adolescent. He certainly doesn’t come across as a pleasant specimen, but let’s try and get into his head and see what’s going on there.For all Jews, life under the Romans was depressing … Continue reading A Family in Trouble: the Prodigal Son Revisited (Luke 15:11-23)
Notes from Tim's sermon on the 11.02.07Here is a fairly straight forward story about gardening – if a tree doesn’t perform it has to go! We have a Paulownia tree which is very beautiful but has got too big and if we prune it then it fails to flower – so, sadly, it is going … Continue reading The fruitless Fig Tree – Luke 13 v 1 – 9
Here are the notes from today's service - written before I was reminded it was to be an all-age one!The backdrop to today’s parable is one that has a definite contemporary ring to it.It’s a story of the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots.It’s about two brothers. Chances are there were more … Continue reading Parable of the Rich Man (Luke 12:16-21)
Here are the notes from David's sermon:A very familiar parable – maybe the best known of all! Repeated over and over in Sunday Schools across the land…all over the world. I read, one Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan, in which a man was beaten, robbed and left … Continue reading The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37)