Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fix you, Brave, brokenness and transformation

One of Coldplay’s most famous songs is ‘Fix you’ and I recently came across this video which uses the song to help remind us of the way that God has transformed Christians. The visual imagery matches the song perfectly as we … Continue reading

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The Essex way, welcoming, resting and helping people to connect with Jesus

Just to be clear that the Essex way is a footpath and it’s definitely nothing to do with any dodgy reality??? TV show. It is an 82 mile long pathway that runs across Essex and my wife and I have walked several … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

I wonder if I asked you to draw a frog if you could do it? What if I asked you to draw this particular frog, could you replicate it exactly? I can guarantee that you can draw an identical one and … Continue reading

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The God who lets us suffer

God lets us suffer and if comfort and a pain free existence are your priorities then you will be puzzled as to why this is. After all you might reason, imagine the following that God would get if he protected us … Continue reading

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The one about the lighthouse

The captain pondered his problem as he tried to keep his boat on course in the storm.  He knew that his ship couldn’t survive much longer at sea in the gale force conditions but it was also pitch black and apart … Continue reading

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The one about my handwriting not being very good

My handwriting is awful and illegible to the point where even I can’t read it sometimes! Whenever I am at a meeting and it is suggested that we should all write our thoughts on post-it notes or feedback sheets, my heart sinks … Continue reading

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Who or what is the most valuable to you?

Yesterday I started the service at OBC by auctioning of this bundle of 16 £20’s Disappointingly for me the top offer was £30 and even worse than that, it turned out that the 12 year old who made the bid didn’t … Continue reading

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God isn’t a father, he is The Father

Father’s day is a lot like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Which is it for you? Are you looking forward to it or can you not wait for it to be over? You may be looking forward … Continue reading

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The one about the £5, the late lunch and God at work

I don’t know whether it is my Scottish ancestry or not, but I rarely carry cash. I did however have some today and it was good that I did. Let’s rewind to last night. I found out that the end off Tracey’s geocaching … Continue reading

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Film clips for use in Fathers Day services and sermons: God is our Father

These ideas can be used in Fathers Day services or at any other time when you want to focus on and think about God being our Father. Film Clip: Finding Nemo – You’re father is searching for you In the … Continue reading

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