Thought for the Week

A prayer for Birmingham

Sunday 16th June 2024 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left – and also many animals? Jonah 4:11 (NIV) A Prayer for Birmingham A good number of us were

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Praying for the General Election

Sunday 9th June 2024 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to

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Eyewitnesses

Sunday 2nd June 2024 We were eyewitnesses of his majesty … We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. 2 Peter 1:16-18 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Eyewitnesses Earlier this week there was an absorbing TV documentary recalling the D-Day landings in Normandy in June

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Hiding the Truth

Sunday 26th May 2024 … so they sowed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves … … and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden … The man said, ‘The woman you put here with me – she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.’

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Justice for all

Sunday 19th May 2024 ‘Here is my servant … and he will bring justice to the nations … In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.’ Isaiah 42:1-4 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Justice for All We long for justice.  There is something

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Our man in heaven

Sunday 12th May 2024 While [Jesus] was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.  Luke 24:51 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud him him from their sight. Acts 1:9 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our man in heaven This Thursday was Ascension Day,

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On the Road to Damascus

Sunday 5th May 2024 “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. Acts 9:4-5 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, On the Road to Damascus Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus still ranks as one of the most dramatic moments in history. 

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Self-evident?

Sunday 28th April 2024 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Self-evident? This week I came across a quotation from G.K.

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It all ends in cheers

Sunday 21st April 2024 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:6 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, It all ends in cheers That is the heading Christopher Watkin gives to the conclusion of his “journey through the pages of the Bible” in his book Biblical Critical Theory.  I like it. 

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A few thoughts on euthanasia

Sunday 14th April 2024 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Revelation 21:5 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, A few thoughts on euthanasia First I read an article by Times columnist Matthew Parris arguing that people should be free to choose to reduce the burden they are to others

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