February 23, 2020

Matthew 16: 13-20 & 17: 1-9.

Did you know that it came from the Latin word transfiguratio?

Did you care?

Did you know that it means a metamorphosis, or a complete change in form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state?

Did you care?

And yet I could guarantee...

February 16, 2020

Heavenly Father, Lord of all creation, we stand in awe of all you have given us.

From the distant heights of the skies above us, to the boundless depths of the oceans; from the lush vegetation of our forests to the spectacular arid desert wastes; from the fruitful plain...

February 9, 2020

If I were to ask you how many commandments there are in the Bible, what would you say?  

You might say ten, the ten commandments given by God to Moses, inscribed on stone tablets - thou shalt not kill, the shalt not steal, and the others.  Maybe eleven as, remember the...

February 2, 2020

The Blessed LifeMicah 6: 1-8, Matthew 5: 1-12.


Sometimes human beings are just thick.

Maybe that is a bit hard.

Sometimes human beings are so confident in their own ability to understand a situation that they do...

February 2, 2020

To you all here listening today or at home on the CD or even reading this on our webpage, welcome.

Let us pray

Lord of all blessings, being here today we are reminded of your goodness.

Giver of all hope, we are reminded of your love.

Spirit of God, giver of all inspiration...

January 26, 2020

Avoiding getting our fingers burnt

Matthew 4: 12-23.


Let me show you something.

I have a taper here and what I am going to do is light it and see how long I can hold it before I let it go.

Now there are various factors here.

The first is how long the taper is and how...

January 19, 2020

                                                                               Have you ever thought of how we appear as a congregation to others?Imagine a stranger in Alva, walking into our church one Sunday morning. I’ve heard some very positive comments from people...

January 12, 2020

Isaiah 42: 1-9 Matthew 3: 13-17


There is nothing worse that coming halfway into a conversation and you have missed the important part that makes sense of the rest of the conversation.

Or worse, people presume that you know stuf...

December 29, 2019

Never as bad as it seems

Matthew 2: 1:12 & 13-18.


This is a pretty horrible story.

It’s true to what we know of Herod.

As a king he was paranoid of someone taking his throne.

He killed his own wife and son because he thought they may be thin...

December 22, 2019

A story for Christmas

Luke 2: 1-7

I know that Christmas is meant to be a happy time but I heard a really sad story

It was about Baby Dragon.

Baby Dragon had just learnt to fly, but with all great freedoms there are a new set of rules and responsibilities; don’t fly so high...

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