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...
Bible study on Ephesians

Bible study on Ephesians

Starting this Tuesday 5th of May, Fr. David will be running a 5 week course at 7pm on Paul’s letter to the Ephisians. Our last Bible study on James was a massive success so we hope to see you there! Please note that this is in place of the regular Tuesday...

Pentecost Sermon 2018

In the last days I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams. Joel 2:28 This morning, we celebrate Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the...

Thy Kingdom Come

We pray every day for God’s Kingdom to come, but what does this mean? When we ask God for his kingdom to come, we are asking for God’s ways to happen here on earth, as they are already in heaven. In other words, as Christians we should not be so worried about us going...

Ascension Day 2018

He ASCENDED into Heaven What does this phrase mean – He ascended into heaven? This statement from the Creed we repeat every Sunday. Well, it implies certainly a going up – ascending is the opposite of descending. But this implies a three layered construction of the...

Thy Kingdom Come

‘Seven times a day will I praise you, O Lord’ (Psalm 119)  Come and spend a Day of Prayer with the Lord at St Michael and All Angels Tuesday 15th May 2018                          9am     Church open                          9.30     Morning Prayer...

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