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 Do we simply conclude that fasting is outdated and outmoded and that it...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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What a mess! Sun 10th Jan 16

At the moment we have some builders making a couple of relatively minor alterations to our home. The surprise is of course, that however good and efficient the builders are, the mess seems immeasurable! Tracey and I would have loved it if they builders could have simply waved a magic...

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A New Beginning 3rd Jan 2016

Three days into the New Year and I suspect that most of us are still keeping our New Year’s resolutions……….just!  However, the truth is that even if it’s so far, so good the probability is that we will soon be aware of our frailties. Now please don’t think I am...

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Don’t be robbed of your joy Sun 13th Dec 15

The week before last, Tracey and I had seven days away in the Lake District. Due to the horrendous weather, we spent much of the time we had in café’s and coffee shops, rather than up on the hills. As you can imagine, the streets were festooned with lights and...

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Superlative Sun 20th Nov 15

I made what may sound like a strange decision some years ago. That was to intentionally and frequently use everyday superlatives in order to both explain the Gospel and express my delight in the Gospel. My rationale was simple, that for some reason Christians seemed to use a select few...

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