Spreading the light of resurrection!

2nd Sunday of Easter April 8 2018 Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31 Rev Anita Venter, Bethlehem Bible College Jerusalem …. What a significant place to be during Easter time. For those of you who might not be aware of it, in this land Easter is celebrated on two occasions. Last weekend…

Where can I find you?

Easter April 1 2018 Isaiah 25.6-9; Psalm 118; Acts 10.34-43; Luke 24.13-49 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. Last Sunday, I said God loves us so much that he gives his only Son to suffer and die for us and…

The Lord is here

Palm Sunday March 25 2018 Union of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and St Andrew’s Tiberias; Ordination and introduction of Rev John McCulloch Isaiah 50.4-8a; Psalm 43; Philippians 2.5-8; Mark 11.1-11 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland “The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple… behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.”…

We want to see Jesus. But how?

5th in Lent March 18 2018 Jeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 51.1-12; Hebrews 5.5-10; John 12.20-33 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland How do we see Jesus? We see him clearly when he looks upon us with the eyes of love and pours into our hearts the Holy Spirit, so that with the same eyes we may…

Face up to evil – with love

4th in Lent March 11 2018 Numbers 21.4-9; Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2.1-10; John 3.14-21 Rev John Howard, Methodist Church of Great Britain Does anyone here like snakes? For me, they are the things of nightmares! Some years ago in Rwanda, I was encouraged to look out into Lake Kivu where there was a python…

Become zealots for love

3rd in Lent March 4 2018 Exodus 20.1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1.18-25; John 2.13-22 Rev Loren McGrail, United Church of Christ / National YWCA of Palestine “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you…

Justified by faith

2nd Sunday in Lent February 25 2018 Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22.23-31; Romans 4.13-25; Mark 8.31-38 Rev Angleena Keizer, Methodist Church of Great Britain Today is the second Sunday of Lent, a season where followers of Christ reflect on his suffering, as he was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit and tempted…

While we are yet sinners

1st in Lent February 18 2018 Genesis 9.8-17; Psalm 25.1-10; 1 Peter 3.18-22; Mark 1.9-15 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland Human history is a history of human wickedness and divine grace, and this history is reflected in the story that our Bibles tell. Some Sundays it is reflected better than others. * The story…

It’s uncanny. It’s meant to be

The Transfiguration of our Lord February 11 2018 2 Kings 2.1-12; Psalm 50.1-6; 2 Corinthians 4.3-6; Mark 9.2-10 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland We’re in California. Bill S Preston, Esquire and Ted “Theodore” Logan are outside a store in downtown San Dimas, looking desperately for help. Ted asks a woman going into the store,…

The glory of God

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany February 4 2018 Isaiah 40.21-31; Psalm 147 (CH4 103); 1 Corinthians 9.16-23; Mark 1.29-39 Rev John Howard, Methodist Church of Great Britain Life is very busy for Jesus. He doesn’t have to attract attention, the people come to him and they bring more and more people wanting help, the sick,…