Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘I didn’t know I was lost!’

“Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep” (Luke 15:6) Some readers may remember the media report one August, of a young secretary who went missing for some days, through a con-trick perpetrated by a deceiving businessman. Eventually she was found, in a somewhat confused state, at Basingstoke railway station. Evidently she had been completely unaware of the TV news – and of the public concern. In her own words, at the resulting press conference, she confessed, “I didn’t know I was lost until I was found!” In this famous fifteenth chapter of Luke, Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost prodigal son, was

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The Transfiguration of our Lord sermon podcast

This week our reading is taken from Luke 9.28-36 read it aloud below: The Transfiguration Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood

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Would Jesus even notice you?

A piece on Luke 13, verse 10. “On a Sabbath, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years.” I still have my old school photograph. There we were- arranged in a massive semi-circle. Facing us was a motorised swivelling camera. We were told, “When the camera lens comes opposite YOU, keep still! That will be our moment!” I look at the photo today. ┬áSo that’s me at 15….several years of my life compressed into a single moment of time! With the woman in the synagogue, it had been 18 long years of enduring pain. Then

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