Dead and Buried! Sun 26th April 15

It’s fantastic that this Sunday we are celebrating two baptisms. In the midst of the testimonies, celebratory worship and after service coffee and cakes, we will witness a profoundly visual demonstration of the life-changing power of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In his letter to the Romans, the...

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Loving your neighbour Sun 19th April 15

I am sure that you, like me have been watching and listening to recent debates and discussions in the run up to the General Election. As politicians of all persuasions seek to win our vote, many are asking how they should vote as Christians. It is of course a question...

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Jesus’ grace to Thomas Sun 12th April 15

Between his resurrection and ascension, the Lord Jesus appeared on eleven occasions and was seen by over five hundred people. However, one of these appearances always seems to stir my heart more than any other. Having been absent when Jesus appeared to the other disciples, Thomas stated that ‘unless I...

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The Wondrous Cross Sun 29th March 15

In the lead up to Easter I am simply going to ask you to mediate upon the words of a glorious hymn. ………………..Isaac Watt’s ‘When I survey’ has been sung for generations and I would suggest that someone will still be singing it when the Lord returns. However, the song...

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Unchanged and Unchanging! Sun 15th March 15

The writer to the Hebrews describes the Lord Jesus as the ‘same yesterday, today and forever’ (Heb 13:8). If this is true, it is both logical and consistent that His truth is both unchanged and unchanging. In light of that I would love to share with you an interview with...

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The Glory of God; Sun 8th March

  A friend of mine recently shared that he often asks people what they think of when they consider the ‘glory of God’. Some people answered that they thought of amazing images of the universe, while others spoke of manifestations of power or even of bright white lights. In his...

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The Main Thing Sun 21st Feb 15

I am sure that there are times when each and every one of us forgets that the main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing! There are times when work, family, relationships or health issues seem to conspire against us and rob us of our joy in...

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Dedication 15th Feb 15

This weekend we are away as a family, celebrating the dedication of our friend’s three children. Having been given the privilege of speaking on Sunday morning, I have been reflecting on exactly what this act of ‘dedication’ means. Although as a parent I appreciate wanting to publically thank God for...

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Wherever! Sun 1st Feb 15

Earlier in the week I had to travel to Bedford for a morning meeting. In order to miss the traffic, I set off first thing hoping to find somewhere to grab a coffee, get out my laptop and do some work before the schedule started. Knowing one of the things...

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One? Sun 25th Jan 15

It was thrilling last week, along with St Mary’s Cholsey and Wallingford Baptist Church, to be part of the celebration to mark the launch of CAP Wallingford. It was also interesting to note that it was the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Just before his crucifixion,...

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