A right response to terror Sun 31st July 16

Rather than me include my own thoughts, I have decided to include something that Chris sent round to our Didcot congregation on Wednesday, because I thought it was excellent! God bless, Gareth In light of yesterday’s terrorist attack on a church in France where a priest was killed in the...

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A prophetic voice?!?! Sun 10th July

As you know, I believe that it is important that we as Christians engage in politics. That of course doesn’t mean that because we are Christians we are bound to agree one with another. Rather we ought to disagree in love as we discuss and debate as to how we...

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Dealing with Disappointment Sun 26th June 16

Many were left disappointed after watching England’s score draw against Slovenia on Monday. Although we may be proven wrong, again it would appear that high hopes will come to nothing. Others will be further dismayed with the result of Thursday’s referendum on EU membership. Their hopes of one result, cancelled...

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In or Out? Sun 19th July 16

After years of promises, months of rumblings and weeks of debating, the EU referendum is finally upon us. I suspect that somewhere in the early hours of Friday morning we will finally be informed as to whether our future lies inside or outside of the European Union. So, the BIG...

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A Wonderful Relationship Sun 12th June 16

I was recently reflecting on something that used to happen with our children when they were much younger. Whenever I returned from being away (whether on a business or ministry trip), I would brace myself as one or both of them would hurl themselves at me from the other side...

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Priorities! Sun 5th June, 16

I read the following in the Independent on Wednesday and thought I would share it with you. Although the piece doesn’t quote Scripture, nor provide a fresh insight into the Lord Jesus, it does however shine fresh light on our priorities. The paper reported how; on Saturday, a gorilla was...

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Out of the Overflow Sun 29th May 16

Bernard and I arrived back from Bangalore on Tuesday afternoon. As ever, I remain grateful to God that by His grace, He allowed and enabled us to minister into a very difficult and complex situation. However, as is usual, I realise that I return having received much more than I...

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Holy Spirit Celebration Sun 15th May 16

The most important function of any diary is to help us remember that which we may otherwise forget. Therefore mine is programmed in such a way that, birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations pop up infinitum. Although it would be wrong to only appreciate a parent on their birthday, or your spouse...

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Sun 1st May A better break!

I have been struck this week by the number of people who have said to me “at least it’s a bank holiday coming up”. I don’t suspect that many are holding out much hope for blazing sunshine, nor for a day by the seaside. So what then is the attraction?...

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The real Jesus! Sun 24th April 16

Rather than attempt to write something new and original, I am simply going to quote a portion of scripture. My purpose is simply that you read it and in doing so, allow the picture that John portrays of the Lord Jesus Christ to expand your mind, stir your spirit and...

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