Thought for the Week

He’s coming

Sunday 3rd December 2023 “Look, I am coming soon!” … The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”  And let the one who hears say, “Come!” … He who testifies to these things says, “Yes I am coming soon.” Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:12, 17, 20 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, He’s...

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Hold on

Sunday 26th November 2023 Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, “I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.” Revelation 2:24 (NIV) Dear

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The living God, the Saviour of all people

19th November 2023 … we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all people, and especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The living God, the Saviour of all people It was a sad and dark day for the Church of England this

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Peace at all times and in every way

Sunday 5th November 2023 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Peace at all times and in every way What are we to make of the conflict in Gaza/Israel?  It feels risky to venture any kind of opinion,

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The Helper We Need

Sunday 29th October 2023 “Lord … if you had been here, my brother would not have died?” John 11:21, 32 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Helper We Need Do you know who said the words quoted above?  They are the words of Martha, the sister of Lazarus who has just died.  And they are also

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Serving the Body

Sunday 22nd October 2022 Dear Brothers and Sisters,  18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. I’ve been enjoying thinking more about ‘The

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Praise the LORD

Sunday 15th October 2023 Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD. Psalm 117 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Praise the LORD “This tiny psalm is great in faith, and its reach is enormous”

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Love your Church

Sunday 8th October 2023 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
 Matthew 5:3 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Love your Church
 As a staff team we have just started reading our church’s ‘book of the term’, Love Your Church by Tony Merida.  We were struck (at least I was!) by Ray...

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Lord of All

Sunday 1st October 2023 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1:3 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lord of All I do not recall when or where I first heard it, but I do remember someone saying that, “Either

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The end is still to come

24th September 2023 When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed.  Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.  These are the beginning of birth-pains.  Mark 13:7-8 (NIV) Dear

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