Thought for the Week

‘It is I, do not be afraid’

Sunday 2nd July 2023 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I’ve been enjoying reading a devotional book in John’s gospel called ‘Truly, Truly’ by Adam Ramsey recently. There are lots of brilliant lines and helpful ways it points to Jesus. One recent passage was John 6:16-21 (NIV) when Jesus walks to the disciples on water...

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The ocean depths

25th June 2023 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. (Psalm 139:7-8, NIV) The ocean depths There has been something ghoulish and macabre

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Prophet, Priest and King

Sunday 18th June 2023 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I will raise up for them a prophet … and I will put my words in his mouth (Deuteronomy 18:18). We have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God (Hebrews 4:4). On his robe and on his thigh he has

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How people change

Sunday 11th June 2023 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV) How people change “Only God’s love for sinners inspires sinners to love God more than sin.” I was catching

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Feeling Well?

Sunday 4th June 2023 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Mark 6:34 (NIV) Feeling Well? At the recent Midlands Men’s Convention, a number of us attended a seminar with the title, “How to be men with a fully-functioning emotional life.” 

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Tim Keller

Sunday 28th May 2023 “Do you not realise that a commander and a great man has fallen in Israel this day?” 2 Samuel 3:38 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Tim Keller On Friday 19th May, Tim Keller passed away and went to be with the Lord, aged 72, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.  Having

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UK ‘one of the least religious countries’

21st May 2023 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Galatians 5:15 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, UK ‘one of the least religious countries’ There was another report on the radio this week of a survey showing that the UK is now one of the least religious countries in the

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The Servant King

Sunday 14th May 2023 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Servant King There were many telling moments in the coronation service last weekend – perhaps none more telling

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Eternal King

Sunday 7th May 2023 His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. Daniel 4:34 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Eternal King One of the most moving moments in the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II last September took place at the committal in St George’s Chapel at Windsor.  It was when

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Awesome Joy

… and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people.   Fire came out from the presence of the LORD  and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar.   And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell face down. Leviticus 9:23-24 (NIV) Dear Brothers and Sisters,

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