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Reflections

I Trust in Your Unfailing Love

Yesterday was the 100th day of lockdown and during the last three months we have all had to get used to various changes to our usual normal way of life. This weekend sees the easing of some of the lockdown measures in England with bars and restaurants being allowed to open again. Also, social distancing […]

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Book Review

12 Oracles: The Minor Prophets in Verse

Thank you to my wife for the following book review on 12 Oracles: The Minor Prophets in Verse, written by Steve White. The book, as the author himself states, is a study of the so-called minor prophets in verse form. This is not perhaps an obvious choice of subject or medium but it is maybe […]

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Useful Links

The UCB Word for Today

Whilst scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning I came across The UCB Word for Today from United Christian Broadcasters. After reading the one for today, which I thought was very good, I read through some of the previous archive ones and a number of them caught my attention. I have provided some links below […]

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Prayer

Keep on Praying

At the beginning of Luke 11 the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. They were aware John the Baptist had taught his disciples how to pray and wanted Jesus to do the same for them. One of the things that Jesus taught, in response to this question, involved a story of a man […]

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Technology Worship

How I Worshipped on Pentecost Sunday 2020.

Pentecost is one of the highlights of the year as we remember the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, described in Acts 2, and celebrate the birthday of the church. However, this year obviously was very different due to the current lockdown restrictions. Nevertheless, I was glad to have the opportunity to attend a couple of […]

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Reflections

Who do we put our confidence in?

In these unusual times in which we currently live, one of the questions that we need to consider is: Who do we put our confidence in? Last Monday whilst reading Psalm 146 I came across the following verses: ‘Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe […]

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Sermons

Choose Faith not Fear

As has been said on many occasions we are currently living in very unusual times. It is understandable that people are concerned and worried. If we found ourselves constantly watching the news throughout the day then that can make the problem worse for us. This in turn can lead us to lose our focus on […]

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Church Life Technology

Housegroups with Zoom

Like many church groups, our housegroup decided that we would continue meeting during these unusual times, using Zoom instead of meeting physically, as the lockdown restrictions do not permit us to meet in the normal way. Now that we have done this for a few weeks I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences of […]

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Reflections

Giving Thanks

It’s not unusual for Christians to wonder what God’s will is for their life. Normally when pondering God’s will we would be thinking of the big decisions in life for example: whether to marry a particular person, take a specific job, buy a house, become a missionary etc. However, if we search the scriptures for […]

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Reflections

Future Plans

In my job our holiday year runs between September to August. I decided last summer that I was going to be super organised and apply for all my leave for the 2019-20 holiday year early, as I already knew which weeks I wanted. Therefore come September 2019, my leave had all been approved and I […]