How can anyone be “content in any and every situation” (as Paul writes in Philippians)? Particularly if you’re in the middle of a difficult situation? This is what Liz Carter explores in Catching Contentment. Advertisements
What does practical giving look like? What does having faith to serve our society look like? How can we get involved? Why should we get involved? My sermon looks at how Paul and Isaiah answer these questions.
What does freedom look like? What are we saved from and what are we saved for? And what difference does that make to our lives and our attitudes?
What is salvation? What do we want to be saved from? And what do we need to be saved from? And what does our fascination with superheroes tell us about all of this?
How do we see ourselves? Do we think that we are better than other people? Worse than them? Do we recognise our weaknesses and our strengths? Do we excuse our sins, or are we too harsh on ourselves? What about a more realistic reflection on what we are like?
This week I have been part of the Church of England’s Shared Conversations on Scripture, Mission and Human Sexuality. They have been set up by the bishops as a way of discussing rather than simply debating.
How can our actions be welcoming? How can we show God’s love and welcome? The parable of the sheep and the goats gives us some answers whilst also raising more questions! Not least being over that dividing line, which might be less clear than we’d like to think..