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Mark the Following Changes.

27th January 2015

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Nathanael follow with a promise ringing in his ears, “You will see greater things than these!”

So it will be for all who follow Jesus. We cannot hear His call and not let ourselves be changed. The plights and delights of other cannot be ignored in the framework of God’s loving example in Jesus.

What have you done today, differently because of this Epiphany?

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

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Seen.

26th January 2015

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Nathaniel proved to be so wrong. His opinion turns quickly.

Jesus sees Nathanael and says, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ And that he ‘Saw him under the fig tree before Philip called you.’

Just a look and Nathanael is known, to the bone and marrow.

What does God see in you?

Jesus as a seer, the fullest meaning of the word.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Jumping.

25th January 2015

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So Philip says to Nathanael, ‘We have found him about whom Moses and the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’

‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’

St. Nathanael of Sarcasm! Looking at a small backwater and making a snap decision without all the facts.

Sounds familiar? Do you jump to conclusions about others?

‘Never criticise someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes’, is an old saying. Billy Connolly added: ‘Because then you will be a mile away from them…..and you will have their shoes!’

Nathanael proved to be so wrong.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

24th January 2015

So Philip says to Nathaniel, ‘We have found him about whom Moses and the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’

Nathanael answers Philip's exitement.said, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’

I wonder, had Nathanael been sitting under the fig tree in contemplative mood, before Philip hit him with the amazing news about the Messiah?

Contemplating his peaceful existence and knowledge of God as he shaded himself under a fig tree, ‘All’s right with the world” ; or Nathanael, far from being content with the way things were, resented the lack of peace and security under the brutal Roman occupation and dreamed of a new order and the time of the Messiah.

Where are you sitting? Are you content or restless ?

The Revd Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Calling Philip.

23rd January 2015

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A different ‘revealing’ of Jesus is in the account of his decision to go to Galilee where he meets Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’

It is a simple meeting and a call to come alongside.

St. John the Evangelist is quite brief in this account. What we can gather is that Philip was excited and reacted and went off to find his friend Nathanael to share the news.

Having faith to follow and share the journey?

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church