#39 Christmas on the Underground

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Passage: Matthew 1:18-25 Having focused last week on the genealogy at the beginning of Matthew’s Gospel, and seeing what a messy royal family it is, I thought it would be good to focus this week … Read More

#38 Messy Royal Families

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Passage – Matthew 1:1-17 I, like many of you, am enjoying season 4 of ‘The Crown’ on Netflix and we’re up to the point of Charles and Diana getting married in 1981. Even allowing for … Read More

Thoughts for Busy Parents

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Ideas and Inspiration for Faith at home. Christmas Edition. This is the first of our quartley eNewsletters , written by our family Pioneer, Liam Maguire. Take a look here:

#37 Confidence in the Face of Chaos

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Passage: Psalm 93 The day was Tuesday 17th November. It was my morning ‘quiet time’, coffee and toast in place, as I sat in my regular place at my normal time. Yes I am totally … Read More

#36 Real Hope in the Face of Death

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Passage: John 11:1-48 Thinking back to the end of last year and the reports of a virus in the Wuhan province of China, who’d have thought that within a year Britain would pass the sad … Read More

#35 Everyone Worships Something

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Passage: Acts 17:16-34 Walk around London for a day (pre or post Covid) with your eyes and ears wide open with this question in your mind, ‘what do people live for?’ What would hit you? … Read More

#34 Making Jesus Known

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Passage: Matthew 28:18-20 Most of you reading this week’s pep talk will be familiar with the Great Commission at the end of Matthew’s Gospel as Jesus addresses his disciples before returning to be with His … Read More

#33 Heavenly Thinking

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Passage: Colossians 3:1-4 There’s an expression that you might have heard, or perhaps even uttered yourself, and it’s not a compliment- “They’re so heavenly-minded, they’re of no earthly good!” It’s often used to describe someone … Read More

#32 The Mustard Seed of Faith

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Passage: Matthew 17:14-21 Approaching lockdown in March, knowing that summer was around the corner was one thing, but facing further restrictions with winter on the horizon is quite another. Uncertainty therefore abounds. What tier are … Read More

#31 The Power of Kindness

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Ruth: Chapters 1-4 It was the run up to Christmas 2002 and my wife and I were in our house in Chicago with our four children. Suddenly we heard the sound of people singing Christmas … Read More