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Hamish Bruce

Stac Pollaidh, Scottish Highlands

A song for our times – Psalm 121

I wonder what is one of the most romantic things you have done in your life? For me it relates to this object… a tape cassette!  I was once keen on a girl who was spending a year travelling around the world. To show my interest in her I created a mixed tape of all […]

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The Good Samaritan : Blinded by your grace

Luke 10.25-37:              When I was christened, my Godmother Margaret gave me this gift. You might recognise it as a popular painting from about a hundred years ago by Margaret Tarrant, called The Lesser Brethren. It depicts Jesus out walking in an English countryside covered in our beloved animals, including red squirrels, foxes, badgers, deer and […]

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What is heaven like?

I was going through my old boxes in the attic recently and came across this gift my mum knitted for me many years ago. Can you recognise it? Just like the Time Lord, Dr Who, today I’m going to take you on a journey through time and space to a place shrouded in mystery. In […]

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A Nazareth Manifesto

Luke 4.14-21 Introduction If you could summarise in a few sentences the very essence of your being – about who you are and what is unique about you – what would you say? Don’t worry, there’s no way I’m going to ask you to write that down, but it would be a very hard thing […]

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Psalm 15: Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

Introduction There is one book in the Bible that perhaps more than any other is about the emotion and experience of living a life of faith. It’s been called the heart of the Old Testament and for many it gives them words of hope and joy, of anger and sorrow at times when it’s difficult […]

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The Gift of Light

The gift of light: Matthew 2:1-12 I wonder if you are using any of your Christmas gifts today? Anyone own up to wearing a Christmas or other item given at Christmas? This is one of my treasured gifts I was given at Christmas – Sue calls it my dog harness! It’s simply a useful way […]

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Hope – a voice calling out in the wilderness

Today we’re starting on a new journey that will take us all the way in our church life to next Advent in December 2015. This is the first of many readings from Mark’s gospel that we will be hearing over the coming year and we’ll use it today to look at our theme of Advent […]