The Grace of God Sun 3rd April 16

Today, Christians from all over the world will be reflecting on the encounter that Thomas had with the risen Lord Jesus, two-thousand years ago. Having been absent when Jesus first appeared to the other disciple, Thomas exclaimed `I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands,...

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Seven Reasons to Celebrate! Easter Sunday 2016

I thought I would share something a little different with you this morning. So here are even reasons to rejoice, celebrate and delight in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! #1 By his resurrection Jesus was affirmed as God: and he was shown to be the Son of God when...

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Shameless Worship Sun 20th March 16

I find the most moving story from the week before Jesus died, took place at a little village called Bethany, a stone-throw from Jerusalem. I suspect that the evening meal was going well. Then Mary, a long-standing friend of Jesus, did something that shocked those who witnessed it. In John...

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Political Prayer 10th March 16

I am wary when pastors and preachers use their pulpits in such a way that they align themselves with politicians or with their particular parties. With that said, I would be equally concerned if we didn’t address the issues that we face in society. So then, how should we be...

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Jesus’ Mission Sun 6th March 16

In the days leading up to Easter, I usually break from my regular pattern of Bible reading, in order to spend time focussing on the last week of Jesus’ life. As I do so I am always struck by the amount of attention that all four Gospel writers devote to...

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No need to fast?! Sun 28th Feb 16

It interests me that nowhere in the New Testament are we instructed to fast. Therefore do we conclude that just because Jesus doesn’t command it, nor the Epistles call for it that we shouldn’t bother with it? Do we simply conclude that fasting is outdated and outmoded and that it...

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Step Aside Sun 21st Feb 16

On Monday, Tracey and I will be heading off to the Life in the Spirit Conference. Although from the moment I arrive, to the moment I leave, I tend to be ‘bonkers busy’, I really appreciate the time away. Why? Not only because I meet up with old mates, but...

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A Sovereign God Sun 14th Feb 16

Last Sunday, I spoke about our need to ‘Rejoice in the Sovereignty of God’, even when God doesn’t seem to ‘deliver’ in the way or within the timeframe we desire. I thought therefore I should share something of the story behind the message. Two months ago, I sat with my...

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For Your Encouragement Sun 7th Feb 2016

  I want to bring a very straightforward word of encouragement. I believe that this word is equally valid for those who have just met Jesus as well as those who have known him for many years. It is simply this; read the Bible! Now, I don’t write this in...

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Modern Love! 17th Jan 16

I was, along with many others saddened to hear about the death of David Bowie in New York on Monday morning. Although his values were often very different to our own, I was always appreciative of his sense of humanity as well as much of his music that provided part...

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