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God is with us but are we with him?
People often say that ‘God is with us’ but I’ve rarely heard anyone ask whether we are with God. Have you ever been with someone and they seem distant? Perhaps you have had someone say to you ‘you feel like … Continue reading
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
Posted in Faith, film, Following Jesus, Kingdom of God, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, modern parable, Relationship with God Tagged busy, busyness, investing in our relationship with God, is christianity a duty or a relationship, kingdom of God, making time for what is important, over busy, pour our your hearts, relationship with God, seek first the kingdom of God, time is precious, time to stop, too busy Leave a comment
Are You Ready for Black Sunday?
On Black Friday, lots of people head to the shops so I figured that I would call today Black Sunday to inspire people to go to church. On Black Friday, shoppers desperately try to save money by err… spending money … Continue reading
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Knocking in Expectation?
Lots of children are going to be knocking on doors today in the hope that they will be given treats. I remember one parent telling me how he would only take his children trick or treating to houses that had … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Good vs evil, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Relationship with God Tagged Christianity is about a relationship not a religion, God has called us out of darkness into the light, I stand at the door and knock, relationship with God, Revelation 3 20, why I don't like trick or treat Leave a comment
Do we relate to Jesus primarily as his Mates or his Minions?
Do we relate to Jesus primarily as his Mates or his Minions? To put it another way, do you mainly approach Jesus as his friend or as his servant? Jesus chose disciples ‘that they might be with him and that he … Continue reading
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Shall we be Friends (Part 2)
If you missed it, you can quickly read the first part of this short parable here. Bill sat in his hotel room feeling lousy. He hadn’t talked to Pete for 3 years and life just wasn’t the same any more. … Continue reading
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Shall we be Friends?
Bill had always found it difficult to make friends, especially at school. He didn’t feel very clever and he wasn’t even good at sport, he felt like a nobody and it seemed like everyone treated him that way. Life had … Continue reading
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Good Evening Holy Trinity
I was sat at the concert, minding my own business when unexpectedly I heard: ‘Good evening Holy Trinity!’ It turned out that the person speaking was announcing that pupils from Holy Trinity school were there but their announcement caught me … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, God is our father, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Life experiences, Relationship with God Tagged Christianity is about a relationship not a religion, empowered by the Holy Spirit, filled with the spirit, God the father, holy spirit, In step with the spirit, investing in our relationship with God, jesus, jesus came as a human, Jesus is God, life experiences, relationship with God, trinity Leave a comment
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