#24 Right with God!

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Passage: Romans 3:20-26 All of us know the painful reality of relationships breaking down. It starts in the school playground when your ‘best friend’ won’t talk to you anymore; the teenage years see relationships see-saw … Read More

#23 Stirred But Not Shaken

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Passage: Psalm 16 “You’re focusing on the problem. If you focus on the problem, you can’t see the solution.” Those were the words of the genius Arthur Mendelson in the film Patch Adams starring the … Read More

#22 Love Never Fails

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Passage – 1 Corinthians 13 Some of us will remember Prime Minister Tony Blair reading this great passage from 1 Corinthians at the funeral of Princess Diana on the 6th Sept 1997 in Westminster Abbey. … Read More

#21 Don’t Give Up!

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Passage – Revelation 21:1-22:6 This week we’re fast forwarding to the very end of time. God’s judgment has occurred and all who were opposed to God have been thrown into the Lake of Fire (the … Read More

#20 Meaningless, Meaningless

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Passage – Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 I, like many of you, was appalled by the violent death of young PC Andrew Harper at the hands of three teenagers caught stealing a quad bike in Berkshire. A husband … Read More

#19 Be Strong & Courageous

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Passage: Joshua 1:1-18 When I wrote the first of these Pastor Pep Talks on the 19th March I did not expect to be still writing them four months later. Indeed, the first Pep Talk was … Read More

#18 Getting Eternal Life

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Passage: Luke 18:18-30 How do you work out what’s really important to someone? Is it based upon what they say or what they do? A father who works 14 hours a day, 6 days a … Read More

#17 Get to Know Your Opponent

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Passage – 1 Peter 5:8-9 As I sit to write this week’s Pastor’s Pep Talk, I’m reminded that we should be in week two of Wimbledon. I, like many of you I suspect, suddenly find … Read More

#16 Behold Our God

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Passage – Isaiah 40 As we enter the fifteenth week of lockdown, although there have been some relaxations on movement and social distancing, the general mood is hardly upbeat. Talk of a second peak in … Read More

#15 Having God’s Heart for People

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Passage – Jonah 4 From early on in life we develop an attitude of “who is in” and “who is out”. At school it might be based upon friends, fashion, music and hobbies. I confess … Read More