Healthy brother & sister relationships are vital for effective church by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores the significance of Jesus talking about healthy and good relationships in Matthew 5 21-37.  Jesus addresses how anger, conflict, sexually uncommitted relationships and lying cause the body of Christ enormous hard.  Jesus speaks strongly here that keeping healthy relationships, where we are committed to repentance and saying sorry are crucial. This was recorded on […]

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Salt, Light and the Love of God by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores the significance of Jesus talking about Salt and Light and the Love of God in Matthew 5 13-20. Jesus’ use of metaphor reminds us that we are deeply loved, and that we are called to literally effervesce.  That God’s presence with us is such an act of grace, that this then is palpable with […]

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Epiphany 4: Water to wine and being vessels for God by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores the significance of Jesus turning water to wine, and the dialogue between Jesus and his mother Mary. found in John 2.1-11. This is the first recorded miracle of Jesus, and demonstrates not only God’s love for us, but our calling to be vessels for God. This was recorded on the 29th January 2017. You […]

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New Years Day: The God-child is named Jesus – ‘God is our salvation’ by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores the significance of the naming of the baby Jesus.  We remember that he was named in Hebrew ‘Yeshua’ where Jesus is the Latin for this name.  Jesus literally means ‘The Lord is salvation’. This name then is prophetic for the life and destiny of the Son of God, the Emmanuel.    This homily draws […]

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Christmas Eve: We are a people of the Incarnation by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores lectionary texts for Christmas Eve to explore the significance of Jesus coming as a human being, as an incarnate God man.  The texts speak to us of justice, and the call of Jesus as the God-with-us means that God is serious about our humanity, and also about our salvation.  Further, we are called to […]

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Advent 3: Are you the One or do wait for an other? by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast Ian Mobsby explores Matthew 11:2-11 and the question that the disciples of John the Baptist ask of Jesus when John has been imprisoned “Are you the one or should we wait for an other?”.  This is is a critical question because it was not obvious to John the Baptist whether Jesus was the Messiah or not.  For […]

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Stewardship 2: Stewardship in the Hebrew Scriptures & Remembrance Sunday

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In this podcast, the second in the series addressing stewardship, Ian Mobsby explores 1 Chronicles chapter 29 in the context of King David and his prayerful preparation of raising funds for the building of a new temple by his son King Solomon.  Ian explores the application of this text to planned financial stewardship today. You can subscribe to this podcast […]

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Healing, grace and inclusion in the way of Jesus by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast on Sunday 9th October 2016 Ian Mobsby explores the implication of the healing of the ten lepers in Luke 17.11-19 regarding grace and the celebration of God’s blessing.  It is significant  that the only individual who was grateful to Jesus for being healed was a Samaritan, hated and excluded by the Jews.  This story not only speaks […]

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The parable of the fearless steward by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast on Sunday 18th September 2016, Ian Mobsby explores the parable of the Unjust Steward, renaming it the parable of the Fearless Steward as recorded in the Gospel of St Luke chapter 19.  This is not an easy passage but speaks of the call to be truth tellers or whistle blowers, when it comes to all forms of […]

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Being lost and found in the love of Christ by Ian Mobsby

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In this podcast on Sunday 11th September 2016, Ian Mobsby explores the meaning of  the Lost Sheep, Lost Coin and the Prodigal Son parables and their application to those who were listening at the time and to us looking back from the 21st century.  Not only do remember the love of God that redeems us, but also the need for […]

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