I’ve found that as you get older your tastes and preferences change. One thing for me has been the festivals and seasons that I prioritise and that move me. As a child it was very much all about Christmas. Now I find that the two marker points through the year are increasingly are Easter weekend (including our Good Friday breakfast and communion) and Remembrance Day/Remembrance Sunday. Continue reading
When Sarah asked the young people what they knew about the book of Revelation, she got the answer “It’s full of beasts and dragons and cool stuff like that.”
Well, for those of you who have just been looking forward to the “beasts, dragons and cool stuff.” We have arrived! “Here be dragons!” Continue reading
The First World War was meant to be the war to end all wars. The world was shocked by the extent of cruelty and suffering experienced. Organisations like The League of Nations and later the UN were meant to bring war to an end. Sadly history tells us that human efforts to bring World peace end in failure. Continue reading
If God is completely sovereign and knows all things, past present and future, then is spiritual warfare real?
Or to put it the other way round, given that the Bible talks about spiritual warfare and given our experience in life of an ongoing struggle between good and evil, doesn’t this challenge our understanding of God’s complete and detailed sovereignty over everything? Continue reading
Over the past few months, we’ve spent a lot of time exploring God’s character. We’ve talked about God’s goodness – that he is wise, holy, just and love. We’ve also seen his greatness as we’ve described his sovereignty in terms of his eternal, all knowing, unconquerable, unchanging nature
The discussion may have felt a little academic and technical at times as we’ve laid the groundwork of what we believe about who God is. However, on this site, we keep coming back to the point that what we believe affects how we live. We’ve said that we can choose either to believer truth or lies about God. Continue reading
Sometimes the last thing you want to be doing is listening to a sermon. It might simply be that you are exhausted and too tired to take in what is being said, sometimes it’s because what is being said is too painful, too close to the bone, sometimes it’s the other extreme, what is being said just doesn’t seem relevant. Sometimes it’s nothing to do with the content but about how we react to the preacher themselves. Here are some thoughts about those situations. Continue reading
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