Welcoming Jesus

Whether it's Palm Sunday or not, we need to welcome Jesus into our lives. Mark 14 shows us 3 ways we can do this: through sacrificial worship, like the woman who poured perfume on Jesus' head; through submissive worship, like the disciples who trusted Jesus' words; and through sacramental worship, as seen at the Last … Continue reading Welcoming Jesus

Jesus’ authority

This is a sermon preached at St Peter & St Paul Shepton Mallet on Mark 11:27 - 12:17. Jesus enters our lives, as he entered Jerusalem, with authority. Our response should be submission. We should find our identity in him, the anchor in the storm, defining ourselves first and foremost as children of God. We should … Continue reading Jesus’ authority

What is Church?

Following a discussion with a learned friend recently, it became painfully apparent that my personal definition of "Church" was quite different from his.  He challenged me to explore this further, particularly to look at the New Testament to see Biblical evidence of Church.  This document is an analysis of this research, which will hopefully point … Continue reading What is Church?