Well 2 – Worship – The Eucharist

Well 2 – Worship – The Eucharist

The Holy Spirit forms us as we worship – we can see it most clearly when we celebrate the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the Church as it should be: a community of faith, in which different gifts and ministries are exercised. The priest doesn’t have to do every...
1 The Well of Scripture

1 The Well of Scripture

When I came here 18 months ago, I said there were three wells from which we must always draw if we are to be transformed and renewed, to be true disciples of Christ. They were: Scripture, Eucharist and Prayer. This Lent, which is also half way through my ministry...
James and the tongue

James and the tongue

Today’s New Testament reading (James 3:1-12) is one of the most peculiar passages in the NT. There’s no mention of Jesus or his words -but who would disagree with these comments about loose speech. We looked closely at this epistle of James, the brother of Jesus, in...
Praise

Praise

Do we sometimes mistake saying words for real worship? Is saying something the same thing as doing it? For example: We say ‘I am sorry’ to God in the Confession: do we always mean it? We all know the Lord’s Prayer by heart, but how many of us actually pray it? Do we...
Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect!

Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect!

Today’s Gospel reading concludes Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus proclaimed the Law of the kingdom of God, the ideal of which can be summarized in this phrase: “Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt. 5:48) Jesus seems to be correcting the Law...
Intercessions

Intercessions

Last week I was down to lead the Intercessions. It made me think about what Intercessions are and how we should go about interceding for others. I offer these thoughts to you this morning. Someone I was reading wrote that it was when he prayed he found he was most...

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