Thought for the Week

Human and divine

Sunday 25th February 2024 Who is the liar?  It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist – denying the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Human and divine In my ‘quiet time’ this week I was reading the story of Jesus calming

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A leap of faith?

Sunday 18th February 2024  Abraham believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, A leap of faith? When I used to work as an engineer, I remember a colleague one day telling me, “I wish I had your faith” – in the same way, I

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Gloria Patri

11th February 2024 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Gloria Patri Having researched the origins of the Doxology last week, I was prompted to do the same

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The Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him all creatures here below; Praise him above you heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Doxology When we sang the doxology (above) in church last Sunday, I was asked where the words come from, and I realised I had no

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One Life

Sunday 21st January 2024 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end results of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 (NIV) Dear

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Justice and Mercy

14th January 2024 And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Justice and Mercy It has been called the most widespread miscarriage of justice in British history.  I am referring, of course, to the

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Happy New Year?

Sunday 7th January 2024 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy New Year? What will this new year hold for you?  Will it be happy, or perhaps better than happy?  Will it be sad, or even worse than sad?  Or will it be somewhere in

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The magic of Christmas

Sunday 24th & 31stDecember 2023 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son,
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The magic of Christmas It is hard to escape the fact that for

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Hope of Heaven and the Fear of Hell

Sunday 17thDecember 2023 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marvelled at among those who have believed. This includes you… 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10 (NIV)

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Joy to the World

Sunday 10thDecember 2023 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of the Lord God and of the Lamb will be in the city and his servants will serve him. Revelation 22:3 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Joy to the World It was only a few years ago that I discovered, to my embarrassment,

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