Category Archives: hope

The one where Jesus did something outrageous and shocking

The crowd couldn’t believe it! Jesus was speaking to and associating himself with Zacchaeus and this was seen as being completely outrageous because he was a tax collector who had sold out to their enemies. You see, the land of Israel … Continue reading

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The Avengers and Evil: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Need A Mighty Enemy Who Might Beat Them

Marvel films are a bit like Marmite, people do either really love or hate them. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is in cinemas now and whether you can’t wait to see it or if you would rather watch paint dry, you might be … Continue reading

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Praying for England on St George’s Day

It’s St George’s day. I’ve seen a lot of people today and not one of them has mentioned about it, as I drove around Colchester I didn’t see any England flags. If I hadn’t seen various things online I never … Continue reading

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The Cross, Light and Hope

I enjoyed a fantastic walk today with my wonderful wife and during the walk we went past this cross. The sun was shining and I was inspired by the way that the light was shining on and around it. It … Continue reading

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On the Saturday of Easter week did it feel to the disciples like Jesus and God had failed?

The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is a reminder of how life often feels. The disciples must have been distraught as they tried to come to terms with what had happened and we can only imagine how they … Continue reading

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The one about Jeremy Clarkson

So, Jeremy is not having his contract renewed. The odd thing is that some people think that he should. Over 1 million people have signed a petition calling for the Top Gear star to be reinstated with no consequences or even … Continue reading

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Cosette’s Castle or a Dashed Dream?

We are currently working through some material based on the film Les Miserables with other churches in the area. We held our first meeting last night and I found my self moved by the song ‘Castle on a Cloud’ If … Continue reading

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A Fragile Fence and a Sandcastle that wouldn’t Survive

I have had a really busy few days and yesterday afternoon I was feeling quite overwhelmed with my long list of jobs. I must look tired because someone I saw recently messaged me and asked me when my next day … Continue reading

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I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!

So, Jesus took three of his twelve closest disciples up a high mountain. How did his other disciples feel? Were they sad to be left behind or relieved that they didn’t have to climb the high mountain? Whatever their feelings at … Continue reading

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When did it stop being about God?

Have you ever been in a situation where a key leader who you respect and have learned a lot from is leaving your church? How did you react? Was it with despair? Did you feel doomed without them? Did you … Continue reading

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