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Never Give Up On Prayer

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Sunday, the 9th November 2014, marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. As believers we recognise the spiritual dimension to all of this.  The situation had caused many to pray over the years, even on occasions defying the sceptical view that nothing would ever alter. Let us consider one example of […]

Thought for the Week

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Nehemiah received a report about the state of Jerusalem: “The people are in great trouble, the walls of the city are broken down and the gates have been burned with fire.” Notice what happened when Nehemiah heard these things: “I sat down and wept. For some days I fasted and prayed before the God of […]

Salt and Light

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Listen to the words of Jesus spoken to us in Matthew 5. 13-14. “You are the world’s seasoning, you are the world’s light.” We are familiar with salt and light, found in many homes around the World. These are the images and models Jesus chose to indicate the impact He expected His followers to make […]

Inspired Verse….

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

There once lived a man who was needles of care, The World was his oyster. With money to spare he had all that he needed. With everything bright, He laughed when I said there would one day be night. That man needed nothing. His world was stayed On things that he’d gathered, the plan he […]

Prepare To Meet God!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I’m sure many of us have wondered what on earth we are doing on this Planet? Well, there is only one simple and logical answer to this basic question: We have been told in the Bible to get ready to meet God. Many of us have been given seventy or more years to prepare for […]

Noah’s Commitment

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Noah is a great example of commitment to a cause. His pursuit of building an Ark demonstrates faith and determination inspite of the opposition, criticism and mocking that he faced on a daily basis in a corrupt and violent world. Noah built something that had never been seen before, the building of which took several […]

Avoid Drifting!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

We read these words in Hebrews 2. 1. ‘We must pay attention to what we have heard so that we don’t drift away.’ This is the only time in the New Testament where this word ‘drift’ is used. Drift, meaning ‘to let slip away.’ I happens through neglect, slowly without noticing. Drift is dangerous because […]

The Business of Living

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

I once worked very cheaply, when I served the god of sin I didn’t know I served him till the light came pouring in. But I served him true and faithful with each disbelieving breath I was storing up my wages – and my final wage was DEATH. What a price to pay for living […]

Paul’s Letter to the Disciples

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

My thoughts today are based on a familiar text found in Paul’s letter to the disciples at Philippi, and to US: ‘I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.’ Thomas Edison and his team worked for an unbroken 24 hours to produce a first – the electric light bulb! When it was finished, […]

Waiting for and listening to the Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

‘In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth, and the Earth was without form and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.’ Genesis 1. 1-2. Before God created anything, the Spirit of God moved or was active. I […]

Looking Forward

Friday, January 10th, 2014

According to the ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. His image is usually depicted as having two faces, one facing the past and the other looking to the future. The Romans named the month of January in his honour. For most of us Christmas and New Year provide […]

For Wait Watchers Only

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

During this busy time of the year many of us will be caught up in traffic queues, or for certain things to happen. In Luke chapter one we are introduced to Elizabeth and Zechariah who for years had been reluctant members of ‘Wait Watchers.’ To us, waiting is often something we perceive as passive, but […]

Audio – In The Hands Of Jesus!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

In the Hands of Jesus This Message is also in audio format. Ian Watson describes his family winter break as being completely in the hands of the hotel where he was staying. Their choice of food, drinks and entertainment was in the hands of others. Even when travelling home at about 500mph through the skies […]

Inspired Verse….

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

No wind at the window, no knock on the door; No light from the lamp stand, no foot on the floor; No dream born of tiredness, no ghost raised by fear, Just an angel and a woman, and a voice in her ear. “Oh Mary, Oh Mary, don’t hide from my face. Be glad that […]

Inspired Verse. Title: Christmas Carol

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I sought Christ dressed in finest clothes, where money talks and status grows; But power and wealth He never chose: it seemed He lived in poverty. I sought Him in the safest place, remote from crime or cheap disgrace; But safety never saw His face; it seemed He lived in jeopardy. I sought Him where […]