Category Archives: God is with us

Praying for People Affected by the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

I’ve been thinking about the best way to pray for people affected by the tragic events in London this week and especially how to pray about the anger that is currently being emphasized by the media As I considered this … Continue reading

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The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

Several times in these past few days I have been reminded of how painful that life can be as I have heard about and seen the struggles faced by others. As I was praying about this I was reminded of … Continue reading

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Our Sins are Washed Away and the Spirit is Poured Out!

God washes away our sins! This cleansing from sin isn’t just about a ticket to heaven, it’s also about the beginning of a new life in relationship with God. You see, God isn’t satisfied with just cleansing us from sin, he … Continue reading

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Are we Living like Easter Saturday Believers in an Easter Sunday World?

Cleopas and his friend trudged along the road towards Emmaus trying to process what had happened. They had been so sure that Jesus was the Messiah but now he was dead. If Jesus was the Messiah, he appeared to be a … Continue reading

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I Feel Like that Antelope

At Orchard Baptist, we sometimes project video footage behind song words and I often tell people the story of the wildlife footage that our computer operator used once (and I stress the word once!) We had been singing about God being the … Continue reading

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The Stressed Stone is now Super!

We had started the conference by laying stones down as a symbol of us letting go of the burdens we were carrying and at the end of our time together we encouraged everyone to take away one of the stones … Continue reading

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An amazing Godincidence!

Today, I led the opening session at the EBA Ministers Conference and as I prayed and prepared I felt it was right to come prepared give everyone a large stone to symbolize their burdens. When I arrived at the venue, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Start or Same Old, Same Old?

Moses went to work that morning expecting just another ordinary day but instead he saw a burning bush and met God who invited him to join him on an amazing adventure. Moses was to lead God’s people out of Egypt … Continue reading

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Does Jesus Only Visit Once a Year?

As I looked at the Church visitor book, I was surprised to see the following entry: Date: 25/12/16 Name: Jesus Address: Heaven Comments: Keep up the good work! (You can enlarge the image and see the entry for yourself). I … Continue reading

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Advent 13: The Journey to Bethlehem

Most of us can’t even begin to imagine how hard it was for Mary to travel the 70 miles to Bethlehem whilst she was heavily pregnant. I’ve always been aware that the Bible doesn’t mention a donkey and a number of years … Continue reading

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