Important coronavirus update - the Isles of Scilly
are currently in lockdown and we will hold limited services
in our churches. Click on the links for the churches
news to find the plans for each church.
This page will be updated as things improve.
Here is a link to video messages from our chair of
district, he is currently having a sabbatical from messaging
but the archive is available to listen to at this time:
Revd Steve Wild.
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The Revd Michael Pullan gives us this February 28th
Mark 8 v31-38, Genesis 17 v1-7 and
Romans 4 v13-25
and Faith...following Jesus
me I'm the Pied Piper the story says. 'Followers of
sports teams and individual players run into millions
all over the world as do followers of music groups and
individual singers, (these may prefer to be called fans).
in context 55,000 people worldwide become followers
of Jesus every day and He has millions of followers/fans
good that in Lent we can think about following Him or
deciding to do so if we don't do so.
spent the early part of His public ministry inviting
people to follow Him. Disciples were to share the load
in the limited time Jesus had on earth and to continue
the work after He physically left the earth. After Peter's
confession of faith at Caesarea Philippi (Jesus as Messiah)
He spent more time with the 12, reappraising His mission
and sharing new things with them - Abba, prayer, humility,
the ways of the kingdom - and teaching them more deeply
about the way of love and that following Him could be
costly and a way of suffering, as love most usually
indicated that to follow him would involve dying to
self - just as costly as being ready to die in a battle;
taking up a cross - a symbol of self-sacrifice.
may be that following Him ourselves has been more than
the cost of time and money, but also meant wear and
tear through apathy and ridicule from others. We need
ever to keep in mind all that Jesus went through to
fulfil the Father's will.
Dale (of Biblical translation fame) wrote this perceptive
paraphrase - "If you want to help me, you must
give all your heart to me, must put yourself last
must be ready to let people do their worst to you and
you must keep your eyes upon me"
us keep our eyes on Jesus as we follow Him where He
leads. (Nb. Hebrews 12 v 1-2) and be inspired also by