Morning devotion Tuesday 16th August 2021

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A REFLECTION ON PSALM 85 Psalm 85 seems to come from a time in Israel when they could remember that, not too long previously, God had restored their fortunes.  Verses 1-2: “O Lord, you were gracious to your land, you restored the fortunes, you forgave our iniquity and covered our sin.” But then, from that […]

Morning devotion Friday 20th August 2021

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23    People have always known that your hearts are important. They keep us alive and when they stop, we die. Because a heart seems to pump life to the rest of the body, it was also assumed to be the centre […]

22nd August 2021 – 21st Ordinary Sunday

I’ve called this week’s sermon, “Fig Leaves and Festal Robes: the Theology of Shame”. It is number six in our Christian emotions series, The Christian Life Inside-out. I hope it catches your interest. It has been really good to see more people each week joining both morning and afternoon services online. As well giving us […]

Sunday 15th August – 20th Ordinary Sunday

This week, we have the fifth in our Christian Life Inside-Out series, on the theme of Desire.  I think I bit off more than I could chew with this sermon!  Even so, I’m sure everyone will be helped by the examples from Scripture of people (Jesus himself included) who desired God above all things. Morning […]

8th August 2021 – 19th Ordinary Sunday

As the lockdown wears on, I want you to know that I am praying hard for you, confident in the God who is the “Father of lights” (Hebrews 12:9), the “Father of spirits” (James 1:17), and the “Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name” (Ephesians 1:15).  Above all, I […]