A rich Deposit April 8th 18

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at the annual conference of the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion. I know, it’s a strange name, yet a fascinating story. ‘The Countess of Huntingdon was a truly remarkable woman. A product of, and contributor to, the religious revival of the eighteenth century....

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Sun 4th March 17 As White as Snow

Given the weather and our obsession with it, it would seem inappropriate not to make mention of it here. Six-hundred years before the birth of the Lord Jesus, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah. At the time, the people of Israel honoured their religious rituals, diligently observing the Law of...

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Wonderful Truth Sun 25th Feb

I thought it would be good to join with other believers around the world who are committed to meditations around Lent. I am therefore sharing with you, what I believe to be one of Charles Wesley’s greatest hymns. Indeed, Wesley only completed the hymn on his death bed in 1788...

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A firm-Foundation Sunday 11th Feb 18

There are numerous Biblical characters who experienced incredible highs and startling lows. Yet, I suspect few if any experienced the extremes that David knew. We first meet David as a shepherd boy who wrote songs of praise while tending sheep on the hills above Bethlehem. However, within a matter of...

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Don’t be Robbed Sun 4th Feb 18

Over the years, I have spent many hours with people who are facing a variety of difficult situations. Whatever their challenge. Whether it be bereavement, unemployment, sickness or strained relationships, I seek to encourage them, not to be ‘robbed’ of their joy in Jesus. In the scriptures we often read...

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Moses and Me! Sun 28th Jan 18

Over the last few days, I have found myself gripped by Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. In order that his readers understand the privilege of knowing Jesus, there are occasions when Paul compares and contrasts their experience of God with those that people had within the time-frame of the...

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New Year! Sun 14th Jan 18

We are now moving into the third week of the New Year. For many that means that well-intended resolutions are becoming increasingly difficult to keep and their renewed optimism is being replaced by a harsher reality. I am therefore very thankful that we chose to begin our year together, not...

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Chaos?!?!? 19th November 17

I am writing this on Wednesday morning prior to heading away for a week long break. Having briefly browsed the front pages, I realise that God only knows what will happen over the next few days. At present it appears that Robert Mugabe has been deposed, that Donald Trump and...

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Remembrance 12th November

This weekend, across the nation, people will be stopping in order to remember the ultimate sacrifice others have made. With gratitude we give thanks for the lives of service men and women who have died in order that as a nation we would continue to enjoy relative freedom and continued...

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Let us Pray! Sun 5th Nov 17

Preparing for the Alpha session on Monday night, I came across a much repeated quote from John Wesley. The great 18th Century preacher was mightily used by God in pioneering the Methodist movement, helping to spiritually awake the nation and in speaking against social injustice. Wesley said ‘God does nothing...

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