Sunday, Pentecost 5
Checking for Plumb
The priests in the Bible often have it all wrong. Taking today’s Old and New
Testament readings the Rev’d Mark Hargreaves uses the prophet Amos’ plumb line and Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan to illuminate that “We can all be ready and expectant to be used by God. We all have a part to play in developing God's Kingdom.” Read now.
Sunday, Pentecost 4
Keep It Simple
Naaman the great Syrian commander elaborately journeys to the king of Israel to seek a cure for his leprosy and is astonished by the prophet Elisha when told all he needs to do is wash seven times in the Jordan River. The Rev’d Mark Hargreaves uses this Old Testament story to illustrate St. Paul’s point that we are saved by God’s grace alone: “It's a simple message … the faith which unites us is deep and simple. And I pray that we, like Naaman, find in God the cleansing and the healing which only He can bring.” Read now.