Ebenezer and not Scrooge

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? There’s a long tradition of doing this isn’t there? The Romans called the first month of the year “January” after their god Janus who had two faces, one looking back and one looking forward.  The idea is that we have space to reflect on how the past year has gone, how have we done, what went well, what could have been better and then make commitments for the year ahead. Continue reading

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Temptation, Power and Sin (2 Samuel 11)

Why we need to talk about Sin

We need to talk about sin. It’s the last thing we want to talk about, especially in church. Church is where we sing happy songs and talk about how God is love and we are saved by grace.  Sin encroaches on our safe space. Continue reading

Murder (2 Samuel 2-3)

Why is it that although I’ve put my trust in Jesus I find that life s still messy and I still struggle with sin?”

This is a big question, and one that our passage helps us to answer. Continue reading