Hope! Sun 21st August 16

Less than an hour ago I received an email from South Africa saying that Laura Tucker had died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. I have stayed in Tim and Laura’s home on a number of occasions and while visiting the UK, they have stayed in ours. Over the years we...

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More than a Picnic! Sun 14th Aug 16

Next week we are going to encourage as many as possible to enjoy a picnic together after our regular Sunday morning time of worship. The question is why? I believe that all too often we fail to see the importance of true fellowship together. When the Lord Jesus called his...

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Sun 7th August 16 Don’t Panic!

Walking around Jerusalem, Jesus had an amazing conversation with his disciples. He told them; “You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against...

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A right response to terror Sun 31st July 16

Rather than me include my own thoughts, I have decided to include something that Chris sent round to our Didcot congregation on Wednesday, because I thought it was excellent! God bless, Gareth In light of yesterday’s terrorist attack on a church in France where a priest was killed in the...

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A prophetic voice?!?! Sun 10th July

As you know, I believe that it is important that we as Christians engage in politics. That of course doesn’t mean that because we are Christians we are bound to agree one with another. Rather we ought to disagree in love as we discuss and debate as to how we...

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Dealing with Disappointment Sun 26th June 16

Many were left disappointed after watching England’s score draw against Slovenia on Monday. Although we may be proven wrong, again it would appear that high hopes will come to nothing. Others will be further dismayed with the result of Thursday’s referendum on EU membership. Their hopes of one result, cancelled...

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In or Out? Sun 19th July 16

After years of promises, months of rumblings and weeks of debating, the EU referendum is finally upon us. I suspect that somewhere in the early hours of Friday morning we will finally be informed as to whether our future lies inside or outside of the European Union. So, the BIG...

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A Wonderful Relationship Sun 12th June 16

I was recently reflecting on something that used to happen with our children when they were much younger. Whenever I returned from being away (whether on a business or ministry trip), I would brace myself as one or both of them would hurl themselves at me from the other side...

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Priorities! Sun 5th June, 16

I read the following in the Independent on Wednesday and thought I would share it with you. Although the piece doesn’t quote Scripture, nor provide a fresh insight into the Lord Jesus, it does however shine fresh light on our priorities. The paper reported how; on Saturday, a gorilla was...

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Out of the Overflow Sun 29th May 16

Bernard and I arrived back from Bangalore on Tuesday afternoon. As ever, I remain grateful to God that by His grace, He allowed and enabled us to minister into a very difficult and complex situation. However, as is usual, I realise that I return having received much more than I...

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