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Put Your Hope in Him

Last weekend the clocks went back one hour as British Summer Time finally ended this year. The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing longer. Today sunset is at 4.40pm and each day this will get earlier until during December we see it reach 3.51pm. I do not like this. In fact I […]

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Church Life

Returning to Church

Last Sunday I attended my first service at our church for seven months! The last time I had physically been to one of our services was on Sunday 16th March, which was our last gathering prior to lockdown. I have been attending our virtual services but it was great to be finally returning to church […]

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Church Life

Are You Keeping in Fellowship With Your Fellow Believers?

During these difficult and unusual times that we are currently living through, it is important that we still keep in fellowship with our fellow believers. We may not be able to worship in the usual way, but it is imperative that we use the opportunities that we have to meet together. Of course watching a […]

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Reflections

Thanking God for all our fellow Christians

“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2) Paul starts his first letter to the Thessalonians by thanking God for all the members of the church in that city. I think the Thessalonians would have felt quite humble to hear that Paul valued them all […]

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Behold Christ and Be Conformed

Do you desire to be conformed to become more like Christ? If so the following quote from Charles Spurgeon encourages us to behold Christ and be conformed: “Well,” say some, “we have proceeded so far, what next shall we do? We know we have an interest in him, but we are still sensible of manifold […]

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Do it all for the Glory of God

In his first letter to the church in Corinth the apostle Paul said the following words: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Whatever and all are big words! They seem to cover everything. Surely there must be some areas that they do not […]

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Five Articles to Read

Over the last few days I have come across these five articles which you may find interesting to read: Radical Commitment This is part of the Word for Today series from United Christian Broadcasters. The article challenges us to radical commitment to Christ in the following areas of our life: at work, at church and […]

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Politics

Government u-turns

In the UK this year we have seen a number of government u-turns. These u-turns include the government changing their policy in : the wearing of face masks in schools and shops, the grading of A levels and GCSE’s, the use of Huawei technology in our 5G network, the development of the NHS test and […]

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Reflections

The Last 4 Months of 2020

Yesterday was the 1st September and we are in the last 4 months of 2020. Summer is now over and autumn has started. The temperatures will start to become cooler and the days will continue to get shorter. Normally at this time of year there is the expectation of new beginnings as the new academic […]

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Lessons from the Church’s Responses to the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919

Whilst reading the numerous media articles on the coronavirus pandemic one thing I have come across is a comparison of it with the Spanish Flu outbreak between 1918-20. I must confess that I did not really know anything about Spanish Flu previously. According to Wikipedia the dead toll was estimated to be between 17 million […]