The parable of the sower is the first of many in Mark's gospel account, and there is an obvious application for us today.
March at Salford Elim
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Why did Jesus break the rules? Was he trying to be deliberately shocking, or was there something else going on?
Being offered forgiveness makes us feel vulnerable. But if we can admit our need, the future changes unrecognisably - for us and those around us.
February at Salford Elim
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So Jesus' ministry begins, and it begins with a clash in the synagogue. If we weren't clear what the kingdom of God might look like, we soon get to see...
This is how newness begins; not with hopes of nationalism, but news of a whole new kingdom. And Jesus calls us to be embraced by it all.
This is where newness starts: by a river side in the wilderness. It starts with the new King acting in ways that are so different than would be expected.
The story begins with an announcement that things are going to change. That all that was hoped for is to be fulfilled. That it won't always be like it is.
January at Salford Elim
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