Church, Family, Great Cloud of Witnesses, Quotes

One Part of the Body

This one time I had cancer. There was a particular part of my body that was being attacked. My M.O. as regards my own health, especially at the time, was usually to let things run their course. I would usually try to eat more or less healthily, I worked out occasionally. I preferred to avoid… Continue reading One Part of the Body

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The Awful Truth

It's now two and a half weeks since we gave Oscar his frankly horrible send-off, I'm back to work so I've run out of time to write much other than sermons, and yet I'm still grieving, so thanks for continuing to sit here with me for a bit. By this point, I now also have… Continue reading The Awful Truth

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Listen! What We All Need But Are Afraid to Ask For

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-aknjv-c87869 James 5:7-11 James believed Jesus was coming back. He knew that people waited for centuries for Jesus to show up the first time. Jesus’ return is a certain thing, but what is also certain is that no one knew then, and no one knows now, exactly when it will be. And the other certain… Continue reading Listen! What We All Need But Are Afraid to Ask For

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Listen! The 3 Sisters

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-swqrd-c762ee James 3:13-18 "Basically, when you boil it all down, we have communication problems. Which lead to all the other problems. Forget about first-world problems. These are just plain world-problems. And they happen, James says, when we get our “wisdoms” mixed up—trying to bring kingdom-of-the-world wisdom into the Kingdom of God. You can tell the… Continue reading Listen! The 3 Sisters

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Listen! What You See and What You Get

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6n38j-c41343 James 2:14-26 "our message is that God came to earth, lived with us, died for us, and came back to life, in order to reconcile all things. Jesus died to save us from our sins, and our sins (and everybody else’s sins) have caused conflict and outright separation—between us and God, between us and… Continue reading Listen! What You See and What You Get

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Listen! Picking Favorites

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ixp3w-c3286d James 2:1-13 The Kingdom of God looks upside-down to the kingdom outside it. In the Kingdom of God, it’s the poor who are the ones cherished by God, who are courted by Him, who are to be the leaders, who are to receive special honor, because when we don’t have money, we don’t have… Continue reading Listen! Picking Favorites

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Grace Anatomy: Hands, Feet and Mouth

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mrryt-bcea7c Acts 3:1-21 Rev Jennifer A G Layte "A truly 'saved soul' will look different—not only by telling people they’re sinners who need Jesus to escape Hell, but by reflecting a different way of viewing and responding to the world—a restorative, reconciling, life-giving way. The gospel is not summed up by the Four Spiritual Laws,… Continue reading Grace Anatomy: Hands, Feet and Mouth