Category Archives: gospel

That He should pity us…

As then we lay under the eye of Christ in our misery, we were the objects of His pity and compassion; but as He looks on us as recoverable out of that state, His love works in and by delight. … Continue reading

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Honest to God

I don’t often live whole-heartedly before the eyes of the world. I don’t think my heart is much desired, so I keep it tucked away inside and give the world what it seems to want instead: my services, my skills, … Continue reading

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It Is Finished – a hymn

‘Tetelesthai’ is the favourite Greek word of one of our vicars – it’s what Jesus cries on the cross, and it means ‘it is finished’. Perfect tense. A completed action with present effect. Hark! the voice of love and mercy … Continue reading

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A 5min sermon for Pentecost Sunday – Ezekiel 37:1-14

I wrote this for the 8am communion service at church. …………………………………………………………………….. Right, is there anyone here who’s seen the Lion King? Anyone? Yup, a few… Ok. Well, maybe you’ll remember that there’s a place that Simba is told NEVER to … Continue reading

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Piper on the Calvary road

Epic quotation from Mr. Piper that I’m ripping off from Tim Chester’s ‘The Ordinary Hero’: What a tragic waste when people turn away from the Calvary road of love and suffering. All the riches of the glory of God in … Continue reading

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Where’s your life-horizon? [AKA: Never mind where *your* life-horizon is – chuck it and go for Jesus’ life-horizon instead!]

We’re still working through John with the students at church, and yesterday we made it to John 17, one of my all-time favourite chapters. (OK, I know I say that about a lot of chapters of the Bible…I just have … Continue reading

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Matchwood and immortal diamond

Gerard Manley Hopkins on the hope of resurrection: A beacon, an eternal beam. Flesh fade, and mortal trash Fall to the residuary worm; world’s wildfire, leave but ash: In a flash, at a trumpet crash, I am all at once … Continue reading

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