Fathers Day Sun 18th June

On Father’s Day it right that we focus on the way that God, throughout Scripture reveals himself as our Heavenly Father. Yet, have you ever considered the many more ways in which God describes himself? Despite being told that God is Spirit (1 John 4:24), God variously attributes to himself...

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Election Time Sun 4th June 17

Along with many others, I was deeply concerned with the substance of Donald Trump’s speech earlier this week. Not only did the President pull the United States out of the Paris Accord on Climate Change, but he asserted that he had been voted to be the ‘President of Pittsburgh, not...

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Sun 28th May 17

As a family we were appalled as news came in of the atrocity that took place in Manchester on Monday night. Although acts of terror should never cease to shock us, when events take place so close to home they can suddenly seem all the more horrific. As news footage...

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Greatest Manifesto Sun 14th May

Before any of us expected, we are back into the swing of a General Election campaign. Last night as I listened to the news of manifesto claims and counter claims, I was drawn back to what must be the greatest manifesto of all time. In Luke Chapter 4, the Gospel...

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George Muller Sun 7th May

A couple of times in recent weeks, I have shared with others about George Muller (1805-1898). Muller was a German, who was so moved by the poverty that he encountered in Bristol, that he gave his life to care for over 1000 orphans and establishing a network of schools that...

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Food and Fellowship Sun 19th March

We are encouraging people to stay behind on Sunday morning for a Bring n Share meal. Now I appreciate that some will be unable to do so. However, I am writing as a simple encouragement to highlight the priority of eating together. Because, all too often we make distinctions between...

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Self Denial! Sun 5th March 17

Starting this week, Christians from different traditions will begin their observance of Lent. Although the Apostle Paul instructs the Colossians “not to let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbath.” (Col 2:16-17), I am aware...

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The opposite of Poverty Sun 26th Feb 17

I arrived home yesterday evening from the annual Life in the Spirit conference. As ever, I found myself both challenged and encouraged. There is however one phrase which seems to have lodged itself in my mind. My close friend Sam Ward, Director of the Eden Network said that ‘the opposite...

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Blood, Guts and Thunder! Sun 19th February 17

Whenever I read the books of Moses, I am again surprised by the frequent mentions of blood, guts and thunder. How then should we deal with such horror in an age where some simply focus on the love, mercy and kindness of our Heavenly Father? Should we be embarrassed and...

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Life is a roller-coaster Sun 12th Feb

Earlier this week, I was again reading the life of Joseph from the book of Genesis. Despite having read the passage on dozens of occasions, the story again gripped me. Having been born with a proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, Joseph was sold into slavery, prospered as head of...

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