Now there’s a challenge 8th Dec 14

On Monday, I chaired a meeting at which the Life in the Spirit Team considered what subject to tackle at our conference in 2016. Although there are numerous subjects we would love to address, we unanimously agreed on ‘Not Ashamed’. In his letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul says...

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Wow! Sun 30th Nov 14

I am convinced that if we can grasp the glorious truths revealed in Paul’s letter to the Romans, then we will have grasped the glory of the Gospel of God.  So what does that mean in practice? That we can simply quote chapter and verse? That we can debate the...

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‘Awe Inspiring’ Sun 23rd Nov 14

This week, Tracey and I had the privilege of spending six wonderful (and unbelievably dry) days in the Lake District. From the cottage in which we stayed we could see the shifting shadows on the ‘Old Man’ of Coniston and on occasions, its impressive stature reflected in the lake below....

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Keeping Hope Alive 16th Nov 14

Last week I sat and listened as a friend of mine spoke to one hundred and fifty, predominately twenty and thirty year old’s about hope. For many the message was a ‘word in season’. Having ‘intentionally ‘moved into some of the ‘toughest neighbourhoods’ in the nation believing that they would...

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The winter is over! Sun 12th Oct 14

A week ago we were enjoying an Indian summer and I, maybe foolishly, was considering dusting down the BBQ for one last time. Then, within forty-eight hours it appeared that everything changed. The temperature dropped, the wind blew, the leaves fell and we found ourselves in the onset of autumn....

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A great Gift 14th Sept 14

There is a staggering verse in Galatians Chapter 4 which should both thrill and amaze us. The Apostle Paul says; ‘And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying Abba! Father’ (Vs 6). Isn’t that wonderful?  Not only has God has adopted...

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Better than Bunkfest! 7th Sept 14

I am sure that all those who were present last Sunday morning on the Kinecroft would agree that it was fabulous to have the opportunity to worship God at the Bunkfest. As I made my way across the field at around 9.30, I could already hear the band singing; ‘At...

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A wake up call 24/08/14

Last week we had the privilege of Samson Paul, from Bangalore, India, speaking to us. Those who were present will undoubtedly remember that Samson constantly urged us to ‘wake up’. Samson shared with us from Scripture, occasions when God’s people had slept when it was imperative that they were both...

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Praying for Peace 17/08/14

Although I would love to speak about the exciting things that are happening at home (our involvement at The Bunkfest and Alpha, to name but two), I feel it is vital that we should not cease to focus on  the harrowing situations that are happening elsewhere in the world. Undoubtedly...

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Look up! Sun 27th July 14

I was greatly impacted this morning by a verse in Psalm 63. The title attributes the Psalm to David, ‘while he was in the wilderness of Judah’. Although David had once fled from King Saul who was intent on his murder, we discover that David now refers to himself (not...

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