Reflections/Sermonettes

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delivered from the St Francis Church pulpit

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Never Give Up

In 1955 I was running in my school steeplechase.  As I was overtaken by one of my still best friends, I heard him saying to himself, “Keep going!  Keep going!” … [To read more, click on title]

Persist in Prayer

… if we need to keep praying persistently, is it because we think that God is deaf or is not listening, or that once is enough and that God does not need to be bothered any further? [To read more, click on title]

Perspectives on Hospitality

Hospitality is something we understand. Or do we?
Practically speaking, all hosting situations require both providers and conversers to really work. The roles are probably played out in your homes when you have guests …. [To read more, click on title]

The Kingdom Without the King

Even Christians can subtly want the kingdom without the king. Because it helps us to fit in. It costs us less of our hearts. The kingdom without the king embraces the extremes of compassion without conviction, or conviction without compassion. It goes to church and pays a tithe but doesn’t grieve with the grieving or seek satisfaction in God through prayer. The kingdom without the king takes the teachings that make us feel better and rejects those that cause discomfort. It refuses the pain of transformation … [To read more, click on title]

Trailblazer

The ‘who Jesus is to me?’ question arises especially in this encounter we have in today’s passage from Luke. It’s a familiar passage but this time my very first reaction on reading it had me wondering if Jesus had got out of bed on the wrong side that day! … [To read more, click on title]

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