Category Archives: Faith

A thought for Palm Sunday: The Messiah we Want or the Messiah we Need

Have you ever thought how strange it is that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey? I mean, if you wanted to make a grand entrance then you would probably pick some kind of transport that was more dignified? Palm … Continue reading

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Are you looking for Hope? Try Romans 15.13

If you turn on a tap, you expect water. If you pour from a carton of juice then you expect juice. When you ask God to pour something into your life, what do you expect? According to Romans 15.13, God … Continue reading

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God’s Love Never Ends: Lamentations 3.22-24

I woke up this morning thinking about these verses from the Bible. The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord … Continue reading

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Psalm 62: Giving our Stress and Worries to God Video Resource

Are you worried and stressed? If so, Psalm 62 is for you. In the Psalm, David pours out his heart, describing how he was barely hanging on and that he felt like a broken fence. As well as expressing his … Continue reading

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My Soul Clings to You

So much in life feels uncertain at this time with the global pandemic that we are facing and in moments like these I’m reminded of the phrase ‘My soul clings to you’ from the prayer in Psalm 61. We all … Continue reading

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Time to Pause and Reflect? Some thoughts and questions for church leaders

This post is a copy of my contribution to the Eastern Baptist Association ‘Thought for the Week’ which is sent to the Ministers in the EBA. I am reposting it here in case other church leaders find it helpful as we … Continue reading

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What will you do with this Gift of Time?

If you had said to me six months ago that a time was coming when the people of the UK would be asked to remain in their homes for at least three weeks I wouldn’t have believed you and yet … Continue reading

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Who or what is the Light of the World?

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We used a simple illustration with a candle in church yesterday to think about the light of the world. We lit a candle and encouraged everyone to think about what it means that Jesus…

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Lent is primarily about going With God, not going Without things

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Traditionally people associate Lent with giving things up but if this is our only focus I think that we might be missing the real point? During Lent, people especially remember the time when…

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Getting Ready for Christmas

The lead up to Christmas can be such a busy time and it is easy to lose sight of what Christmas is really all about. This series of thoughts for the days leading up to Christmas are designed to help … Continue reading

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