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Communion

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Holy Communion or The Breaking of Bread. Mark 14. 22-24 and 1 Corinthians 11. 23-34. Jesus had little or no earthly possessions, so He chose to be remembered by simple bread and wine. Usually memorials are made up from people’s lives. The memorial Jesus chose to be remembered by, points to His death. Jesus and […]

Indifference

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

When Jesus came to Golgotha, they hanged Him on a tree They drove great nails through hands and feet and made a Calvary. They crowned Him with a crown of thorns, red were His wounds and deep, For those were crude and cruel days, and human life was cheap. When Jesus comes to our world, […]

Lessons From Experience

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The mind is the brush that paints the whole house. I have often tried to change, improve and shape people’s lives by external persuasion, but have discovered it is futile. Outer life is controlled by Inner life which is confirmed by Paul’s words: ‘To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is […]

Humility

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Philippians 2. 5. ‘Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself.’ Quote: ‘I am convinced that life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.’ (Charles Swindoll). There can be many expressions of attitude, but the striking call in the context […]

Thought for Today – New Year 2015

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

As we leave 2014 and enter 2015, here are some ideas to start the year well: RELEASE OLD BAGGAGE. Too many people live weighed down by baggage collected on life’s journey. The more you hoard – the less freedom you have. Too much stuff seriously damages your future – so let it go! TRAINING BEATS […]

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 […]