Posts tagged Revd Hugh Nelson
Pentecost People - Darkness, fear him

The Spirit works through us, through our prayers, through our own struggles for holiness and unity, our refusal to obey rulers when they tell us to disobey God. The Spirit works through us as we name the little lords who seek to dominate, to divide and to draw eyes away from love. The Spirit works through us as * sickness-healers, death-defeaters, community-builders, joy-singers, culture-creators, home-makers, wisdom-bringers, darkness brighteners.

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A great multitude from every nation

Jesus never called anyone to be a church goer; he never gave anyone a list of rational beliefs and asked them to assent; he never set up an organisation and invited anyone to join. He set off on the road to the cross and the empty tomb and he said, if you want to know what life in all its fullness looks like, come and follow me. Pick up your cross, live distinctively, make the sacrifice, be my disciple.

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Easter Day

I don’t wish you a Happy Easter today. I wish you instead a hopeful Easter, a hope-filled Easter. Not because everything’s alright - because there’s so much that isn’t ‘alright’, and not because there’s a nice neat answer to our problems, but because Jesus is alive and at work in the messy, muddled thing that we call life. 

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