Unchanged and Unchanging 10th June 18

One lunchtime this week I looked at my diary in order to see I had three or four scheduled phone-calls to make. As opposed to sit in an airless office, I decided to wander up to the Castle Gardens with a coffee. As I looked down from the mound above...

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Staggering! Sun 19th May 18

On Friday, Ted opened the 7.00 am prayer meeting by reading, what I believe to be one of the most extraordinary verses in the whole of Scripture. John opens his Gospel by introducing to us, The Word. At the time of writing, The Word was debated by philosophers and religious...

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Wonderful Truths Sunday 13th May 18

Last weekend, Tracey and I enjoyed a few-days together in Dublin. One of our more cultural excursions was to one of the world’s oldest universities, Trinity College, in order to view the Book of Kells. These 9th Century Gospel manuscripts were written in Latin and decorated ornately by highly trained...

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Transforming Text! Sun 6th May 18

At the moment I am in the middle of a book that’s sat on my shelf for some months. The man who cycled the world is basically about, well….a man who cycled the world! It starts with him heading off, details a few pot-holes and innumerable breaks downs, and will...

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No Yolk! Sun 29th April

All of us who have walked with Jesus for some time will have a number of Scriptures that are particularly pertinent to us. Over the years, I have found myself returning, time and again, to the words of Jesus recorded in Matthew Chapter 11. Jesus said: “Come to me, all...

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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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