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Rest, Re-set and Rejoice

5th June 2022
REST, RE-SET, REJOICE OK- what is a Jubilee? Let’s open our party books and find out: “Jubilee is a word from the Bible. Every 50 years is a Jubilee year.…

Moving On

29th May 2022
WAITING AND WONDERING: MOVING ON Miss Havisham- can anyone tell me where we find Miss Havisham? (Charles Dickens. Great Expectations). Miss Havisham is, like many of Dickens’ characters, a grim…

Stranger or Saviour

15th May 2022
STRANGER OR SAVIOUR? OK- think of a project on which you have worked for hours and hours and hours, and it is still not coming right. You are utterly exhausted,…
WAITING AND WONDERING: LEARNING THE TRUTH It had never occurred to me before just how much walking God does in the Bible. Right at the start he walks with Adam…

Resurrection People

17th April 2022
RESURRECTION PEOPLE In our secular society, Christian preachers are advised to ask, “so what?” as they write a sermon. Picture yourself speaking to people who have barely heard the name…

Moving Forward

10th April 2022
MOVING FORWARD “This time next year we’ll be millionaires.” Who said that? Del boy, the hero of the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. Having grown up in optimistic post-war working-class…

Are we wasting our time?

3rd April 2022
ARE WE WASTING OUR TIME? My parents were quite poor when I was a child and my mother once had not enough money to pay the fuel bill, so she…

Asking Why

20th March 2022
ASKING WHY? Tragedy. Responding to tragedy is perhaps the most challenging aspect of being a Christian. How can we declare belief in a loving God in the face of a…

Living in a bad world

13th March 2022
LIVING IN A BAD WORLD So, there I was, having grieved with the Howells and Leonard families over the loss of their special occasion and what would have been a…

Feeling Stuck

6th March 2022
QUESTS AND QUESTIONS: FEELING STUCK? I don’t normally go in for alliteration but today I shall. It struck me that there are four basic messages in this story, each beginning…