Category: beginings

Meals

Eating Out! – something we all enjoy. Whether its to celebrate a birthday – an anniversary – The blue Velvet Ball. Good food – good wine – good company – all help to make it an occasion to remember. On the Thursday of the final week in Jesus’ life – Jesus planned a special meal…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

New

So what’s new? – Well – we’re two weeks into the New Year – the sales are in full swing – encouraging us to go out and buy new things – its exciting and lifts us – starting out on a new job or new task can be exciting too – it gives us a…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Picture/Painting

What’s your favourite picture or painting? Constable’s Haywain? – Van Gough’s Sunflowers – Renoir’s boating party – the Mona Lisa – the Sistine Chapel? Paintings bring pleasure, they can be inspiring, challenging, calming, relaxing, we can admire the whole, or look into every corner, or image – every brush stroke. It’s said that every painting…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Authority

Who’s in charge? – Who’s the boss in our lives? – Is it the wife? – the kids? – the bank manager? – our work? – What about in church – who’s in charge here? – Is it Keith – does everything he says goes? – or the churchwardens – as representatives of the Bishop?…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Belief

Do we really believe there is life after death? – or do we think its something someone has invented to help us feel comfortable in our old age? Do you believe it ? – Do you Adam and Eve it?

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Buildings

Buildings are important to us – we eat in them – sleep in them – work in them – worship in them – they are a sign of our prosperity – our culture and our security – They are built well – stand firm and last – it’s the same with our church

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Choices

Life is about choices ! – We all have choices to make – where we live – who we share our lives with – what we eat – how we spend our time – which political party we vote for – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – Life is full of them – we all have decisions…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Commitment

Congratulations – I’m delighted to tell you – you’ve won a free holiday in our prize draw competition – isn’t that wonderful! We’ve all had them haven’t we – salesmen ringing us up – trying to convince us that we are getting something for nothing – if we’ll only join their scheme or buy their…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Communication

Who would we choose to have a one to one with? Our families? Our friends? – A relative who lives away? Perhaps we would like to talk with someone famous? Our favourite footballer or pop star? It’s good to talk – so the phone companies tell us – we have our mobile phones – our…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Creation

Few things speak to us more powerfully – than the sheer beauty and wonder of God’s world. Wherever we look – wherever we work – wherever we breathe – God’s creative hand has been there – from the tiniest ant – to the tallest tree – from the smallest island – to the mightiest ocean…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off