Monthly Archives: May 2015

The one about the big BUT

I wanted to share a little of my sermon from this morning where I talked about big BUTs. You might have a big BUT more often than you think. For example, say you have an urge to go to the beach and decide … Continue reading

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Your attitude can make you happy even when your circumstances should make you miserable

I’m writing this on Saturday night after a long day. I put up a bouncy castle I took one of the kids to town to buy new shoes I let someone into church to have a party (we need more … Continue reading

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A creative assembly or church talk for children about the trinity and the incarnation

Some people find it difficult to think of Jesus as God. This is a simple illustration that helps me and is useful for school assemblies or talks in church. Look at the mug in the picture. What do you suppose … Continue reading

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I’m watching you

We recently found some frogs hopping across our garden and my oldest daughter really wanted to get her hands on one. She said that she wanted to see what it felt like, but I secretly think that she wanted to kiss … Continue reading

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The one about the illegal immigrant from Peru

Have you seen Paddington yet? Most people seem to love him and most people also turn a blind eye to the fact that he is an illegal immigrant. Poor Paddington’s home is destroyed and he needs a place of safety. His aunt remembers … Continue reading

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Mum’s Lasagne is better than yours

My eldest daughter and I had a special lunch together to welcome her home from her Brownie pack holiday. She ate a little bit and then pulled a face and said, ‘Mum’s Lasagne is better than yours’ The irony is that Tracey (who … Continue reading

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The one about candles, the Holy Spirit and Pentecost

As a part of our celebration of Pentecost Sunday at Orchard Baptist we finished the service with a prayer response using candles. People were invited to pray a prayer asking to be filled with the Spirit before writing their name on a … Continue reading

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The one about Gay Marriage

The recent referendum in the Republic of Ireland has resulted in 62% of people voting in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage. Some Christians are upset about same-sex marriage being made legal but I am not one of them and I want to … Continue reading

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The parable (and true story) of the toy plane

Once there was a boy who was given a toy plane for Christmas. He was desperate to fly it but he had had to be patient as the plane needed lots and lots of room to fly in. At last, the day came when … Continue reading

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Explaining the Holy Spirit simply – an all age talk / Sermon for Pentecost

This is a simple all age talk or sermon that demonstrates the difference that the Holy Spirit can make in our lives. Before the disciples first received the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Jesus told them to wait for the gift … Continue reading

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