Brush Away the Dust

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Shake off the dust, © Mark Hewitt 2012 How do you think Jesus would have known he was not welcome? This was a missed opportunity for those who made Jesus unwelcome.  Jesus too missed out on a really special time with his home town.  The spirit dwells and moves in ways that do not always conform to our own expectations and …

Reconnection

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Chain Links, © Mark Hewitt Have their been times when you have felt isolated & alone? What of this woman? The Woman shamed & Isolated – unclean all the time, cannot worship & therefore cannot be a full member of the community. This remains a Justice issue even today In the two thirds world Women/Young girls still isolated. What are the wider issues …

Power & Vulnerability

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Ripples, © Mark Hewitt 2018 David is only able to access God’s strength after he discards Saul’s armour and stands before Goliath as his authentic self. Brené Brown argues that “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy … and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path” (Daring Greatly, Penguin Books …

God’s Role for me

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The Parable of the Mustard Seed, ©Mark Hewitt 1999 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 (NRSV) Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel. …

Listening: ear, eye, heart

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To Listen – To hear Are they the same thing? I might not hear but I can still listen. How can I do that? Chinese character portrays the characteristics well.  To listen well requires ear, eye & heart.  Be concious throughout the service that to listen requires all three – ear, eye & heart God speaks (communicates) to us to encourage, comfort & …

Trinity/Reconciliation Sunday

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Lower Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Sellicks Beach, © Mark Hewitt God engages with us in unexpected ways.  We have connections to place.  A connection made by our head or heart. For our first peoples their connection to place is deaper and thorough.  A connection made through head, heart and soul. We heard the Tjilbruke Story  http://sa.uca.org.au/documents/covenanting/reconciliation-sunday-2018/Tjirbruki-Story.pdf Which is the story of this …

Love Leads the Way

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Tender Hearted, ©Mark Hewitt 2015 The disciples find themselves at a crossroads.  At a point where decisions need to be made as the risen Jesus has ascended to be back one with God.  They spent plenty of time in prayer before they acted to replace one of the 12.  Which they again did with prayer. So how did the gathered faith community …

Loving Friends

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Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World God of love, you speak all of creation into being and call it good; you come amongst us and call us friends; you move your spirit so that we may know your love extends beyond any boundaries we may define. Help us to be friends of one another …