Matthew 22:34-40 4 questions 3) The great Commandment

The King’s defence When people believe in urban legends and conspiracy theories and someone confronts them with the truth they will not listen and change, they just personally attack. That is all over social media, you find it in the editorials of newspapers and in blogs. There is nothing new about that. The religious and …

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The truth

Whistle blowers and the church When I was in secondary school one of the teams we played against was from the Verona Fathers, a Roman Catholic seminary where boys were being trained as prospective priests. We cheered our team and jeered theirs during the game but before and after the game things were OK between …

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Judge

Welsh Judges in procession 40 Names of Jesus in 40 days of Lent — Day 15 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that [Jesus] is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. Acts 10:42 ESVUK Somethig extraordinary happened in Acts 10. Peter was talking about the …

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You become what you worship

Christianity and fatalism Look at this passage: 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’10 Make the heart of this people dull,    and their ears heavy,    and blind their eyes;lest they see with their eyes,    and hear with their ears,and understand with their hearts,    and turn and be healed.”11 Then …

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Love

Holy Trinity Church, HuddersfieldSunday 20th December 2020 It was like watching a scene from the transporter room in Star Trek. At the end of the sermon retired vicar John became Vicar Mike, similar jumper and shirt colours added to the effect. It was the fade they used in editing, one merging fairly quickly into the …

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Heaven, mansion or shack? – Matthew in Advent day 2

A few years ago I attended a Christmas meal at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire. Not dining with the Duke, unfortunately, nor in the dining room of the great house itself, but in rooms in a converted stables. Still this was a level of luxury that I am not accostomed …

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We must actively look out for those with needs.

Love one another Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, Sunday 8th August 2020 It's almost back to being reclusive in our household. Last Sunday evening we had our granddaughter, an energetic four year old, over to stay the night. Our daughter and son-in-law were both working on Monday so we have formed a support bubble. In response …

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An autistic person’s guide to the fruit of the Spirit — Part 1: Love

An autistic person's guide to the fruit of the Spirit Part 1: Love But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. The whole Bible is a love story. From the creation of the universe in love to the protection …

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