Passage: Mark 7:1-23 No sooner had the penalty shoot-out finished and England’s hopes of a trophy gone, than the potential national euphoria turned ugly as the three brave, young, black penalty takers who missed were … Read More
#69 Living a life that stands out
Living a life that stands out Titus 3 On Sunday night, the youth group BBQ was just coming to an end on the church field when suddenly we were treated to the most amazing rainbow. … Read More
#68 A New Set of Clothes
Passage: Colossians 3:12-17 I was recently bought a new sweater for Father’s Day. It’s a great colour, fits perfectly and looks good (according to my wife, who bought it!). I love my new sweater. But … Read More
#67 Family Comes Second!
Passage: Matthew 10:34-39 Last Sunday was Father’s Day and it was good seeing loads of pictures and reading precious words from children on social media expressing their love and appreciation for their dads. The family … Read More
#66 It’s Coming Home!
Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 You may not need reminding that the European Football Championships (the Euro’s) are with us and right on cue, England fans are thinking that maybe, just maybe, this will be the … Read More
#65 Waiting for ‘The Day’!
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 The 21st June is quite a big day. Not only is it the summer solstice (the most hours of sunlight for us in the northern hemisphere) but it is also the … Read More
#64 Having a Heart for the Lost
Passage: 1 Peter 3:13-17 When it comes to ‘good news’ the church doesn’t have a monopoly, because people are ‘evangelizing’ others with their ‘good news’ every day. It might be reporting that over 18’s can … Read More
#63 Lasting Treasure
Passage: Luke 16:19-31 As a result of the most unprecedented upheaval most of us have experienced in our lifetimes (with the loss of loved ones, a legacy of ongoing illness and serious mental health issues, … Read More
#62 Opportunity Knocks!
Passage – Esther 4 The older ones amongst us will remember the TV talent show Opportunity Knocks that ran for a mere 41 years, ending in 1990. It set the tone for follow up lookalike … Read More
#61 Just Do It!
Passage – James 1:19-27 We’d just spilled out of our socially distanced, mask-wearing, non-singing morning service and one of the youngsters informed me on the pavement outside that “we have two ears and one mouth … Read More