Songs Sun 10th March 19

A couple of weeks ago I shared briefly about ‘hymns, psalms and spiritual songs’. This phrase is used twice by the Apostle Paul in his letters to the churches. Firstly, in Ephesians 5:19 and secondly in Colossians 3:16. When writing to the Ephesians, Paul suggests that this is the outworking...

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Hearts and Minds 3rd March 19

I have just returned from the annual Life in the Spirit Conference. Although always a great time, this year felt especially fruitful. However, as we all know, life is not a perpetual conference or a never ending holiday. There is for us all the challenge, to get on with the...

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Be Still Sunday 10th feb 19

We are now counting down the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union in days not months. Possibly! Despite the speculation, the truth is that no one knows actually knows whether we will leave or we won’t leave. Nor can anyone be certain of what the future really holds. Therefore...

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Psalm 32 Sunday 27th Jan 19

David starts the thirty second Psalm with these wonderful words;‘Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven,whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt whose lives are lived in complete honesty! (Ps 32:1-2). In considering these words, my mind firstly soars in a...

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Becoming Less Sun 25th Nov 18

  A number of years ago, an elderly lady in our church told me why she refused her friends invitation to attend a meeting at which there was a very well-known visiting preacher. ‘His name is bigger than Jesus’ on the poster’, she said! Her insight told me a lot...

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Joy in Jesus Sun 18th Nov 18

The Christian life can be full of twists and turns, ups and downs, but should never be boring. As we journey with The Lord, he teaches us to trust him in every eventuality and makes known, his plans and purposes for us. More thrilling however, he continues to teach us...

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Praise God! Sunday 4th Nov 18

I woke on Thursday morning to see the following headlines in the Guardian; Asia Bibi: Pakistan court overturns blasphemy death sentence. The journalist explained how ‘the Christian farm labourer, a 47-year-old mother of four, was sentenced to hang for blasphemy in 2010. She had angered fellow Muslim farm workers by taking...

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Come to Me Sunday 28th October 2018

Last week I had the privilege of speaking briefly from what I believe is one of the most wonderful passages in Scripture. I want you to picture the scene. Jesus and his followers are surrounded by a crowd who are weighed down by the rules and regulations imposed upon them...

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God our….Helper! Sun 7th Oct 18

Aware that Psalm 63 was shared at the prayer meeting last Monday lunchtime, I decided to read it for myself. Although familiar with the passage, I saw something in the text that I hadn’t noticed before. David, the songwriter, finds himself in the Judean wilderness; in danger; on the run...

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Take Heart. Sun 18th August 2018

In the aftermath of the latest terrorist attack on London, politicians took to the airwaves in order to condemn the atrocity and suggest solutions. Tragically however, interviews were cut short as news started to filter through of the road the bridge that collapsed in Genoa. Within moments we were reminded...

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