#14 Keep Going, Keep Going!

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Hebrews 12:1-3 Lockdown has seen many people taking up physical exercise, especially running, which is brilliant. Whether you’re running around the block, doing the 5k Park Run or training for a marathon, all runners face … Read More

#13 The Pharisee in us all

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Mark 2:13-17 You don’t need to have been around church circles for very long to know that when someone uses the term ‘Pharisee’, it’s not a compliment. After all, throughout the Gospels, it is the … Read More

#12 Experiencing & Embodying Peace

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Ephesians 2:14-18 Two stories dominated the news this past week, apart from Covid. The first was the journey by Dominic Cummings 260 miles north to Durham during Lockdown and his subsequent foray to Barnard Castle. … Read More

#11 Lockdown Liberation

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“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) A slight change of tack this week. Rather than looking at an extended passage, … Read More

#10 Jesus Knows Our Biggest Need

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Passage- Mark 2:1-12 Ask anyone at the moment what their biggest need is and most would probably answer- “An end to Covid”. The disruption to families, society and the economy is unprecedented in many of … Read More

#9 Trusting God in a Crisis

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Passage – Job 1:1-2:10 I’m indebted to a friend who showed me Tom Holland’s article in the Daily Telegraph (3/5) entitled, ‘Church leaders should not be talking like middle managers in this time of crisis’. … Read More

#8 Victory in Jesus Day!

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1 Corinthians 15:50-58 Tuesday 8th May 1945 was when the Allied Forces formally accepted the Nazi’s unconditional surrender and the Second World War came to an end. That day became known as V.E Day. After … Read More

#7 Heed the warning

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Passage- Luke 13:1-9 “I hope we come out of this differently as a society.” This was just one of many similar statements I’m hearing more and more. This was from someone who doesn’t profess any … Read More

#6 Savouring God’s Grace Daily

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Passage- Lamentations 3:19-24 Rarely does a day of Lockdown go by without a new top 5 list appearing on Facebook. List your top 5 films, top 5 footballers, top 5 holiday destinations, top 5 Albums, … Read More

#5 The Scattered Church

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Passage- Acts 8:1-8 I, like many of you, miss our weekly gatherings- be it Sundays, Small Groups, Community Group, Toddlers Together, Adventurers, WIN etc. But there are also the more informal times together around the … Read More