What are we to make of this day?

What are we to make of this day? Luke 24:1-12 On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb … The time is early in the morning – quiet, dark, peaceful. The cast of characters is well-known; Mary Magdalene; Salome, Joanna, another Mary; we know these women.

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What do you see? What do you hear?

What do you see? What do you hear? Luke 19:28–40 Unfortunately we don’t have the audio this week due to technical reasons. Below however is the transcript. Throughout the season of Lent, we have been following a journey … a wilderness journey, in the steps of the ancient Israelites, as

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The Second Signpost: Deep Transformation – 25th Anniversary

The Second Signpost: Deep Transformation Isaiah 55:1-9 & Luke 13:1-9 Today we celebrated the opening of the “new church”. with several visitors from the life of QUC over the past 25 years including several past ministers. The challenging message was delivered by Moderator and former QUC minister Rev Simon Hansford.    

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Images of Power, Images of Vulnerability

Lent 2 – The first signpost: images of power, images of vulnerability Luke 13:31-35 Today, we have heard a story of a journey to the sea … and another story, of a journey to a city on a hill, the capital of the people of Israel. What do the story

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The Wilderness: the Start of the Journey

The Wilderness: the Start of the Journey Luke 4:1-13   Today we enter the season of Lent. Every year, the lectionary offers us the story of Jesus being “tempted in the wilderness”. This is told early on in three canonical Gospels. The shortest and most focussed version is in the

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Transfiguration of Jesus

Transfiguration of Jesus – The Gospel is a call to transformation Luke 9:28-36 Transfiguration. It is a strange word. An unusual word. Not often found in common English usage. It’s one of those peculiar church words, that seems to be used only in church circles. Like thee and thy, holy

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On a level place, with a great crowd

On a level place, with a great crowd Luke 6:17-26 He came down with them and stood on a level place Blessed are the poor. Blessed are the hungry. Blessed are those who weep. Blessed are those who are hated. We probably know this collection of teachings from Jesus better, from

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Leave everything, follow me…

Looking at Leadership, Connecting across the Church Luke 5:1-11 “Do not be afraid; from now on, you will be catching people.” Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there

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